There are many strange things you come across as you stroll down the streets of your town. I saw this scene about a month ago, near Affleck’s Palace in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – and I have no idea who and why would hang their sneakers to swing in the air. But it was a sight to behold.
Apparently, this is the way for gangs to mark the area they control: a full story on Daily Mail’s website. Deducing from the article’s findings, two people must have been mugged in the Northern Quarter. I wish I could, but I wouldn’t say that I am surprised.