Six teenagers have been arrested and knives and a gun recovered after police moved swiftly to break up a large scale disorder in Aston.
More than 20 officers, including a specialist firearms unit, were deployed, at around 6.30PM on Thursday evening (16/02), following a 999 call from a member of the public reporting seeing young men – some armed with weapons clashing – in Albert Road.
Four male youths, aged 17 and two men, both aged 18, were stopped at the junction with Whitehead Road on suspicion of being involved in the disorder.
They have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after a gun was found discarded under a parked car.
The scene was cordoned off and, during a subsequent search, police also recovered a knife and a machete.
Detective Sergeant Adam Hicklin from West Midlands Police CID, said: “No-one has presented to us as a victim and we are not aware of any injuries − but clearly this disorder was shocking for people who witnessed it and totally unacceptable.
“We’re grateful that someone made a swift 999 call which meant we could get response and firearms officers to the scene quickly and make arrests.
“The weapons we’ve seized will be forensically examined and we will be examining local CCTV in a bid to find out exactly what happened.
“We suspect more youths may have been involved in the disorder and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened − or saw people running from the scene − to contact us in confidence.”
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