Tuesday, 26 February 2008
A man was hospitalised with stab wounds after a savage street brawl erupted between two gangs in Midland last night.During the vicious brawl, feuding gangsters launched homemade petrol bombs and ripped tiles ripped off roofs which they then used as makeshift weapons.Residents of the cul de sac on Wellaton Road, where the fight took place, said the brawl had been brewing since 4pm. Reinforcements of one gang began arriving at a house apparently in preparation for the attack, which flared about 7pm.One resident who did not wish to be named, said the house was a regular trouble spot. Other residents spoke of long term concerns including being heckled and of constant traffic they said was related to drug dealing.“There are cars going in and out all the time,” said one man who did not want to be identified. “It’s like Melbourne Cup day most days.”One man believed to be in his early twenties was last night in Swan Districts Hospital in a stable condition with head wounds.