Police wrestle a huge machete from man in Birmingham city centre

A passer by caught the horrifying moment that Birmingham police officers removed a machete from the scene of a dramatic arrest in Corporation Street.

The video was recorded at around 9pm on Monday in the city centre. Three police officers could be seen holding down a man in a red tracksuit who was crying out about needing water for his eyes.

Eventually, a large knife was recovered from the scene as onlookers screamed and swore at the discovery – including one woman who called for officers to leave the man alone.

The footage emerged after one of the force's Twitter accounts tweeted an image of the weapon with the caption: “This was seized from a male being violent towards officers during his arrest on Corporation Street by Team 3 city centre #onelessonthestreet”.

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