Six held as part of gun crime crackdown across Birmingham

Six people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on gun crime across Birmingham.

The men have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after police were called to Pine Avenue in Smethwick last night (August 23rd).

A car containing the group was then stopped on Aston Lane, Aston, at 2.25am.

Superintendent Mat Shaer said: “Our priority is to protect members of the community from people who carry weapons or commit crime.”

The men – aged between 17 and 19 – are being questioned by police.

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