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Watch as police swoop on Digbeth street after ‘violent’ late-night disorder


This is the moment police swooped on a Birmingham street after ‘violence’ erupted in a late-night disorder.

Marked police vehicles could be seen blocking off Lombard Street, Digbeth as officers dealt with a group of people on Friday night (Feb 19).

A resident of Fabrick Square, who captured the above drama on camera, claims he heard ‘shouting’ as the ‘aggressive’ incident unfolded at around 10pm.

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A witness, who did not wish to be named, said: “All we heard was a lot of shouting, a guy was carrying a broomstick there were around three girls and five boys from the voices we heard.

“It was really aggressive and violent.”

Marked police cars block street after officers called to deal with ‘disorder’

Police confirmed they arrested a woman, aged 41, on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of cannabis, the force added. Both have been released from custody pending further investigation.

West Midlands Police is continuing to make enquiries and urged anyone with information, or who witnessed the disorder, to come forward.

“We were called to reports of disorder on Lombard Street, Birmingham just after 10pm on Friday (19 February).

“A 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of cannabis.

“They have been released from custody pending further investigation.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in touch via touch via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk 8am – midnight or by calling 101 anytime.

“Want to remain 100% anonymous? Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. Please quote 20BW/48788M/21.”





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