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Shocking moment stocky man punches and kicks three women as mass brawl erupts between boozy sunseekers in Essex

SHOCKING footage shows a topless thug belting three women as a mass brawl broke out among a mob of boozing covidiots outside a pub.

In the clip, filmed by an astonished onlooker, a group of drinkers can be seen fighting among each other on a patch of grass while ignoring social distancing.

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On Thursday, Boris Johnson announced that five tests for easing the nationwide Covid-19 restrictions had finally been met and that the lockdown could be eased. 

From Monday groups from different households will be able to meet up – as long as it is outside and two metres apart. 

Yet gobsmacking footage shows groups of young people gathered at the Kings Oak Hotel, in High Beach, Essex on Saturday afternoon.

All appear to be floating the crucial social distancing rule which is in place to stop Covid-19 spreading and to save thousands of lives.

The pub had announced on Thursday that they were opening for takeaway food and drinks, which it is legally able to do. 

But as temperatures soared on Saturday, yobs began gathering outside the boozer, which usually caters for locals and families.

A video shows litter strewn across the grassed area with music blaring out before a mass brawl broke out.

The footage shows a marauding thug who can be seen punching and kicking three women. 

Essex police confirmed they were called at around 5.10pm on Saturday, with reports of a disturbance outside the King Oak pub in High Beech.

A spokesman said: "We received information that a large group of people had gathered on green space outside the pub and reports of people fighting.

"We attended the scene and gave words of advice to people about congregating.

"They were understanding and left the vicinity without issue or the need for enforcement action.

"We have received no reports of any injuries or victims.

"We have been made aware of footage that is circulating online about Saturday’s disturbance and we will be reviewing it."

Sun Online has contacted the Kings Oak Hotel, in High Beach, Essex, but there was no answer. 

Meanwhile Brits flocked to beaches and parks this weekend, leaving booze bottles, "hippy crack" canisters and USED loo roll behind.

Civic chiefs across the country have hit out at the mess dumped at beauty spots as temperatures soared.

More than 13 tonnes of litter was removed from Bournemouth beach during the morning, and people who had camped overnight were woken and told to leave, she said.

Many have headed out to enjoy the sunshine as the Prime Minister began to ease lockdown restrictions imposed on March 23.

It follows fresh clinical advice which shows the average chance of catching the virus has fallen from 40-1 to 1,000-1.


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