Doncaster cinema pulls gang violence film after 100-strong machete brawl

A Doncaster cinema has pulled screenings of a gang violence film after five teenagers were arrested after a 100 strong machete brawl.

Sunday, 24th November 2019, 2:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th November 2019, 2:49 pm

Vue Cinemas has shelved all screenings of Blue Story after violence broke out at a screening in Birmingham last night.

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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.

Doncaster Vue has pulled screenings after the brawl.

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 Doncaster.

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.