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Dramatic moment police pounce on gang of youths

  • Officers were called after man allegedly assaulted in West Bromwich on Friday
  • Footage shows police bundling a youngster into a van and restraining others
  • The incident was live-streamed by a bystander who can be heard screaming at officers

By Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline

Published: 14:09 EST, 6 December 2017 | Updated: 14:09 EST, 6 December 2017

Police pounced on a gang of youths after a man was allegedly chased and threatened with a knife on high street.

Footage shows officers battling to control the group of teens who gathered in West Bromwich, West Midlands.

The incident was live-streamed by a bystander who can be heard screaming at officers: 'Be careful. None of these kids are over 16 – all of these lads are young.'

Footage shows police battling to control the group of teens who gathered in West BromwichThe incident was live-streamed by a bystander who can be heard screaming at officers: 'Be careful. None of these kids are over 16 - all of these lads are young'The incident was live-streamed by a bystander who can be heard screaming at officers: 'Be careful. None of these kids are over 16 - all of these lads are young'

Footage shows police battling to control the group of teens who gathered in West Bromwich

Officers are understood to have been called after a man was apparently assaulted in a pub in High Street on FridayOfficers are understood to have been called after a man was apparently assaulted in a pub in High Street on FridayIt has been alleged that while standing on the pavement outside, he was approached by four youths who threatened him with a knifeIt has been alleged that while standing on the pavement outside, he was approached by four youths who threatened him with a knife

Officers are understood to have been called after a man was apparently assaulted in a pub in High Street on Friday

Officers are understood to have been called after a man was apparently assaulted in a pub in High Street on Friday.

It has been alleged that while standing on the pavement outside, he was approached by four youths who threatened him with a knife.

The man then ran into the pub and was apparently followed by the boys. A glass was then thrown, leaving the man injured.

In the footage, an officer can be seen bundling a youngster into the back of a police van as police attempt to restrain other youths outside a branch of McDonald's.

Sirens can be heard sounding as onlookers watch the dramatic scenes unfold.

The eyewitness filming the incident tells officers: 'Oi, what are you doing? He's a youth. This is all on video. All of these lads are young.'

The man then ran into the pub and was apparently followed by the boys. A glass was then thrown, leaving the man injuredThe man then ran into the pub and was apparently followed by the boys. A glass was then thrown, leaving the man injuredIn the footage, police are seen attempting to restrain other youths outside a branch of McDonald'sIn the footage, police are seen attempting to restrain other youths outside a branch of McDonald's

In the footage, an officer can be seen bundling a youngster into the back of a police van as police attempt to restrain other youths outside a branch of McDonald's

Sirens can be heard sounding as onlookers watch the dramatic scenes unfoldSirens can be heard sounding as onlookers watch the dramatic scenes unfoldPolice said four youths were arrested following the disorder. All have been bailed pending further investigationsPolice said four youths were arrested following the disorder. All have been bailed pending further investigations

Police said four youths were arrested following the disorder. All have been bailed pending further investigations

Police said four youths were arrested following the disorder. All have been bailed pending further investigations.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: 'Police were called to a report that a man had been assaulted by a group of four men at the Sandwell Pub on West Bromwich High Street.

'The man was on the pavement outside the pub at around 4.30pm on December 1, when he was approached by four youths, who got into an altercation with him and threatened him with a knife.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: 'Police were called to a report that a man had been assaulted by a group of four men at the Sandwell Pub on West Bromwich High Street'A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: 'Police were called to a report that a man had been assaulted by a group of four men at the Sandwell Pub on West Bromwich High Street'Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101, giving reference 20SW/260351P/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101, giving reference 20SW/260351P/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101, giving reference 20SW/260351P/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

'Fearful for his safety, the man ran into the pub, chased by the four attackers, one of whom picked up a pint glass and threw it, causing a cut to the victim's arm.

'Four youths were arrested and have been bailed pending further enquiries.'

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101, giving reference 20SW/260351P/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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