Sheffield cinema pulls gang violence film after 100-strong machete brawl
A Sheffield cinema has pulled screenings of a gang violence film after five teenagers were arrested after a 100-strong machete brawl.
Vue Cinemas has shelved all screenings of Blue Story after violence broke out at a screening in Birmingham last night.
Five teenagers, including a 13 year-old girl, were arrested and seven West Midlands Police officers were hurt while attempting to disperse the fight at the Star City complex.
Police had to draw Tasers and use a dispersal order to clear the group of up to 100 youths while two machetes were seized and a knife was recovered from a roundabout nearby.
The film, described by director Rapman as a a tale of friendship, love and postcode wars, has been removed from screenings at Meadowhall.
A spokesman for the firm said: "We can confirm a decision was made to remove the film. The safety and welfare of our customers and staff is always our first priority."
Blue Story is a tragic tale of a friendship between Timmy and Marco, two young boys from warring postcodes in London, who become friends but get caught up in gang violence.
Timmy, a shy, smart, naive and timid young boy from Deptford, goes to school in Peckham where he strikes up a friendship with Marco, a charismatic, streetwise kid from the local area.
Although from warring postcodes, the two quickly form a firm friendship until it is tested and they wind up on rival sides of a street war.