A number of police officers have been assaulted, and several arrests have been made after a group of purported teenagers arrived at the cinema within the complex, the local media outlet reported.
Police say they were called just before 5:35 p.m. GMT on 23 November.
A number of arrests have been made after a huge fight involving people with machetes broke out at a cinema in Birmingham.— Hits Radio UK News (@hitsradionews) November 24, 2019
More than 100 people were involved in the incident at Star City last night. A number of officers have also been injured.
(Pic credit: @snappersk) pic.twitter.com/PRwX9tHaqF
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) November 23, 2019
The police have detained five teenagers. A 13-year-old girl, a girl and boy aged 14, and a 19-year-old man were held on suspicions of assaulting police officers. Another boy, aged 14, was arrested for obstructing police.
#STARCITY | Those arrested are a girl aged 13, a girl and boy both aged 14 and a 19-year-old man.— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) November 24, 2019
They were all held on suspicion of assaulting police. In addition, a boy aged 14 was held on suspicion of obstructing police.
#STARCITY | @IanGreenWMP: “We understand families with young children will have been left upset by what they saw, but we urge people to appreciate that our aim was to protect the public and restore order, and that’s what we achieved."— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) November 24, 2019
An alleged photo of the intruders has been posted online.
#NewsAlert: Multiple Muslim migrants with machetes have entered a cinema in #Birmingham in the #UK has sparked lot of police precence at the site. pic.twitter.com/F7zu0t6thv— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) November 23, 2019
The incident reportedly happened during a showing of the movie Frozen 2 at the cinema. People were reportedly gathering to watch the movie when the intruders arrived, according to the Birmingham Live news outlet.