A mother has been branded ‘vile’ after a disturbing video clip emerged of her goading her teenage daughter to ‘bang out’ another girl in a vicious park brawl.
The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is seen shouting ‘get her’, ‘beat her’, and ‘bang her out’ as the girls punch and kick each other.
The fight took place in Erith, south east London, on Sunday after months of tension between the woman’s daughter and another named Chloe Lee.
Horrifying footage shows the pair pulling each other’s hair, with the other girl’s mother wading in at one point and dragging Chloe, 15, across the grass. She claims she was helping break up the fight.
Police are now investigating after Chloe suffered a painful injury to her lip.
Pictured: Stills of video footage from a park in Erith, south east London, show two girls before they get into a vicious fight
Chloe’s mother Taara Lee, 41, was furious to discover footage of the fight circulating online, which revealed the other girl’s mother screaming: ‘go on…bang her out’.
Shockingly, the 41-year-old claims police defended the mother’s behaviour and said she was only trying to break up the fight – but officers have since said they are now investigating the attack.
The mother initially denied she was egging on her daughter but after admitting it was her voice in the clip she said ‘if they’re standing having a fair fight I can’t say that?’.
Ms Lee, from Erith, south east London, said: ‘This has made me angry. The girl looked like she didn’t even want to fight. The mother started egging her on to fight her.
‘Mums should not behave like that. Mums should either say ‘come on, let’s be friends, or if you can’t be friends, be civil’. She’s gone the complete wrong way about it.’
As the girls tussle around on the floor with other youngsters watching in the background, the unnamed mother can be heard telling the child filming to ‘take the phone down’.
She can then be seen standing by as the pair trade blows and repeatedly shouts ‘go [name of her daughter emitted], get her’.
Video stills shows the two girls fighting one another in a park in Erith, south east London (left), before one of the girls’ mother wades in (right)
Ms Lee added: ‘There was a bit of an argument through texts and the girls were calling each other names.
‘In the first video it looks like the girl didn’t even want to fight. My daughter did not want to fight.
‘I’m really angry that this has happened and that there’s people out there that think it’s okay to do that to a child.
Tara Lee, 41, is pictured with daughter Chloe, 15, who suffered a lip injury in the fight
‘Chloe’s doing okay now. She had a bump on the back of her head and some blood on her lip. She had a headache and achy neck.
‘She now wants to stay away from the girl and make sure she doesn’t come near her. Chloe’s scared of the mum.’
The other mother claims that while it appears she is pulling Chloe’s hair in the video, she was only trying to break up the fight.
She said: ‘That is my voice shouting [in the video]. If my daughter’s having a fight, I can’t say that?
‘If they’re standing there having a fair fight I can’t say that? I tried to say ‘be friends or be civil’ but they didn’t want do that.
‘[My daughter] went of her own accord because she’s had enough of Chloe picking on her.’
The girl’s mother claims she was called by her niece who told her the girls were fighting on the park, after months of bickering.
She added: ‘[My daughter] went down to the park with her sister and cousin.. I was not at the park at first. Then my niece told me to come down because they were having a fight.
A close-up picture shows the cut to Chloe Lee’s lip following the park fight
‘I went down there and tried to split them up because Chloe’s lip was bleeding.
‘All you can see is it looks like I’m grabbing Chloe by her hair, and all I was trying to do was pull her off. I know it appears I’m grabbing her hair, but I’m trying to pull Chloe off.’
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Poliec said: ‘At 11:30hrs on Monday, 16 September, police received a report of an altercation that took place at 1100hrs on Sunday, 15 September in Erith.
‘The victim, a 15-year-old female, sustained a cut lip and bruising to her arm when she was attacked by three other females.
‘Officers from Bexley investigate. At this early stage there have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.
‘Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact Bexley Police on 101 quoting 3914298/19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’