According to the News Shopper web site the Police have said that local gangs are involved in a "turf war".
The fight that occurred the other day at the top of the hill was apparently a part of this "war".
On the one hand you do begin to panic a little bit, on the other if there is really a major problem then admitting it is the first step to dealing with it.
I also wonder if I do truly live in my own little bubble and that the bad things that do happen pass me by. Inspector Sands posted quite a long entry wondering about the state of society around here, you can read it here. If there is that serious a problem and it's passed me completely by then it does make me think that he's got a point.
Like him I don't go to the top of the hill very often, not because I'm deliberately avoiding it but just because my life doesn't go there. Similarly I've seen very little of anything that I'd put down to "gangs".
So I'm wondering if this really is a big problem and about the part that I'm playing in my neighbourhood if there is.