Blue Story: Vue pull gang film from all UK cinemas after 100-strong machete brawl at screening

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A cinema chain has pulled a gang film from all of its venues, after seven police officers were injured in a disturbance.

Vue Cinemas has confirmed that Blue Story will no longer be showing in any of its 91 outlets in the UK and Ireland.

Vue cinemas across UK, including this one at Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, will not show Blue Story following a mass brawl at a screening in Birmingham. Picture: TSPL

Vue cinemas across UK, including this one at Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, will not show Blue Story following a mass brawl at a screening in Birmingham. Picture: TSPL

Police were called to Star City in Birmingham on Saturday evening following reports of 100 youths fighting, some with machetes.

Five teenagers have been arrested following the trouble, including a 13-year-old girl.

Blue Story focuses on two friends from different south London postcodes, on rival sides of a street war.

It is rated 15 for very strong language, strong violence, threat, sex, and drug misuse.

Writer and director Andrew Onwubolu, known as Rapman, the director of Blue Story has said the gang film is about "love not violence". Picture: PA

Writer and director Andrew Onwubolu, known as Rapman, the director of Blue Story has said the gang film is about "love not violence". Picture: PA

On Sunday afternoon, a pre-recorded message on the Vue customer service line said: "We regret that we will no longer be screening the film Blue Story at any of our venues."

Although the film is still listed on the company's website, when attempting to book tickets online, customers are met with an error message.

A Vue spokesman 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."

West Midlands Police said that they did not recommend the film was removed.

Chief Superintendent Steve Graham said: "We've made no recommendations to Vue at all.

"If they choose to continue showing it, that's a matter for them."