SMALL provincial towns provide just as many opportunities to have a fight as cities, it has been claimed.
Researchers at the Institute for Studies found that small market towns, especially those with an army barracks and a club doing offers on WKD, have a fighting culture on a par with major cities.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “You don’t have to go to London or Manchester to have a fight. There are small, seemingly quiet towns where literally everyone is into fighting.
“It’s their way of ‘making their own fun’.”
Tom Logan moved from East London to the Forest of Dean, where he has been pleasantly surprised by the amount of fighting.
He said: “At first all my London friends were mocking me, saying how boring and fight-free my life would be. But there’s loads of fighting here, it’s right up with Streatham high street on a Friday night.
“The locals are hostile and quick to anger. If you go to the pub and there isn’t already a fight on, it doesn’t take long to start one.”