Birmingham news Cops to speak to organisers of YouTube star's city centre appearance MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Three arrested after YouTube star drew large crowds to flock to Birmingham city centre
Breaking News ! Police are to speak to organisers of a YouTube star's city centre appearance which drew large crowds. Three people were arrested after hundreds of youths turned out to meet Canking around the Bullring and High Street on Sunday (June 28). There were small pockets of disorder as the eager crowd followed the YouTube sensation around, with no social distancing. Moment screaming fans clamour to meet Canking West Midlands Police said a 19-year-old man from Erdington, received a caution after throwing an egg at an officer. A 38-year-old man from Balsall Heath, arrested for a public order matter, was released without charge. And a 37-year-old man from Balsall Heath, who was arrested on suspicion of drug supply, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. A spokesman for the force said: “Three people were arrested during a large gathering of people in Birmingham city centre on Sunday organised via social media. Dozens clamour to meet Canking as he visits for a meet and greet in Birmingham city centre (Image: Graham Oakley) “Crowds started gathering at around 2pm, and there were reports of small pockets of anti-social behaviour and disorder. “By 8pm, most of the crowd had dispersed. “Officers will be making further enquiries with the event organisers.” Canking, who has almost 270k subscribers on his channel, was filmed fist bumping his fans and Primark was reportedly forced to close early after too many people tried to get inside. Crime and courts news - latest updates in your inbox with our free newsletter We all want to feel safe in our homes and streets.
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Meanwhile BirminghamLive readers were left furious with the event with many calling for the YouTube star to be fined for the stunt. Michelle Friar wrote: “He should be fined for encouraging people to come see him.” While a hospital worker slammed the organised event after a Heartlands Hospital health care assistant died with Covid-19 earlier this week. Sue Cattell fumed: “Is it true that the UK is now Covid free? “Shame we lost one of Heartlands lovely HCA’s to this evil virus this week but great news we can all visit beaches, go meet some internet loon and just carry on as normal.” Wendy Oneill added: “Shame on him for agreeing to do this knowing he will encourage large crowds to gather. Stupidity at its best.”
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