Aston street brawl was a ‘dispute between two families’


Stop and search up by almost a third in England and Wales  (Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images).
Stop and search up by almost a third in England and Wales (Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images).

A brutal street brawl that erupted in Prestbury Road in Aston on Thursday (15) was a revenge attack on a family, it has been claimed.

Horrifying scenes captured on video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows savage punches being thrown and a pensioner holding a younger male in a headlock.

Trouble erupted after one of the victims intervened in another fight.

“There were kids fighting, they were as young as 14. He intervened to stop the fight and after a couple of days, they came back to take revenge,” a source, who did not wish to be identified for safety reasons, told BirminghamLive.

The source added: “They came to the address with the weapons.

“They all had weapons – crowbars, hammers, baseball bats. A man was attacked by six men and suffered a head injury. He’s in a bad way.

“Police have video evidence, photos and addresses of people with weapons, but nothing has been done, no arrests have been made.

“These people are still roaming around.”

The 30-second video shows more than a dozen of men and women on the streets outside a row of terrace homes. One man initiates the fight by pushing himself against another. A woman appears to intervene, and another man is thrown to the ground.

The video ends with a man brandishing a large black baseball bat heading towards the disorder.

West Midlands Police said in a statement: “Police were called to reports of disorder in Prestbury Road, Aston, around 5.30pm yesterday (15 August).

“One man suffered a cut to his head after he is believed to have been struck by a baseball bat, while two others suffered minor facial injuries having been punched.

“Officers received a further report of a stabbing at just after 9pm but officers attended and found no-one with stab injuries.”