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Police detain parka-clad youths in parcel trucks before putting them on a train straight out of Brighton. The south coast resort had been relatively quiet after the mods and rockers clashes of the 1960s, until the 1979 Brightonbased film Quadrophenialed to a mod revival. But they had a new enemy – the skinheads, who donned braces and

Dr Martens boots. To the skinheads’ dismay, the real-life fashion police soon stepped in with an easy way to keep the peace: officers made them remove their bootlaces, making kicking a much less effective fighting move.

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