Sep 22, 2009 08:18 AM
THE CANADIAN PRESS
BRANDON, Man. – Police say they have uncovered a fight club that has staged bouts at various locations around Brandon, Man., and posted some of them on YouTube.
Const. Ron Burgess says a group called Brandon Beat Down has held fights at school yards and public parks over the past few weeks.
Burgess says about 100 teens and adults in their early 20s belong to the group.
He says an investigation began after police started getting complaints from concerned parents about their teenage or young adult children getting injured in fights.
A Brandon man is facing a public mischief charge for allegedly giving a false report to police about the club, and Burgess says others may also face charges.
He says efforts are underway to educate students about the dangers and criminal consequences of taking part in fight clubs.