Girl, 12, knocked unconscious and toddler injured in New Year’s Eve street brawl

A 12-year-old girl was knocked out and a toddler was taken to hospital after a 200-strong New Year's Eve street fight broke out on a notorious Sheffield estate.

Cops and police dogs descended onto the Page Hall Estate to break up the violent brawl involving men, women and children as the new year was rung in.

The unconscious girl was found lying in the street after being knocked out amid the violence, Yorkshire Live reports.

Adults and kids were seen "hitting each other with sticks and bottles" as chaos ensued among the residents, which saw a three-year-old tot taken to hospital with injuries.

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A 37-year-old man with injuries to his wrists also ended up in hospital.

Cops swarmed the Estate at 12.30am to break up the violence, where several people were wielding weapons.

Five men were arrested at the scene and have been bailed pending further enquiries,.

A South Yorkshire spokesman said: "Officers were called to reports of disorder on Willoughby Street in Page Hall, Sheffield at 12.30am on 1 January.

"Upon arrival officers found people with weapons fighting in the street.

"A dispersal order was granted for the area and dog handlers worked alongside officers to direct people back to their homes."

The Page Hall Estate is infamous for fighting and has been blighted by ferocious rows since the start of the coronavirus lockdown last March.

In May last year, residents begged for the army to intervene on the troubled estate after another street clash was caught on camera.

Around 40 onlookers stood by as a group of people pushed and dragged each other around in broad daylight, with police arriving to break up the dispute.

Two months later, the Estate was plagued by more ugly scenes as men, women and children hurled wooden chairs at each other in a nasty battle.

In November, fed-up residents appealed to police to set up a 'cop house' on the estate, to prevent any more violence breaking out.

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