Gun discovered after Birmingham markets fight

A gun has been found after a fight in a busy city centre market area.

An argument broke out at the markets near the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham at 15:00 BST.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of affray in the market area and the area was cordoned off while searches were made.

A further three men were arrested near The Mailbox shopping centre on suspicion of firearm offences.

Ch Insp Paul Marriot, from West Midlands Police, said: "There are no reports of injuries and the area around the market has been cordoned off while enquiries continue.

"Officers remain at both the Mailbox and Bullring to reassure concerned members of the public."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Birmingham & Black Country

Weather

Birmingham

27 °C 16 °C

Features

  • Shinji Mikamo as a boy, and Hiroshima bomb cloudLove and the bomb

    The Japanese man who lost everything but found peace


  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence


  • scottie dogShow-stealers

    How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland


  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet


  • The outermost coffin of Tutankhamun 'Tut-mania'

    How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.