You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Top Stories

Blue Story screenings cancelled once more after stabbing at Nottingham cinema

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 02/12/2019 Craig Simpson
Blue Story actor Stephen Odubola attends the film's world premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on November 14, 2019 in London © Getty Blue Story actor Stephen Odubola attends the film's world premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on November 14, 2019 in London

Blue Story screenings have been cancelled by Cineworld after a reported stabbing during the end credits of the film in Nottingham. 

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and a 20-year-old man was rushed to hospital following reports of a fight in the Cornerhouse Cineworld complex.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Witnesses to the incident on Sunday evening said it took place in a screening for the rap-narrated gangland ballad Blue Story - Film Stills © Christopher Raphae/Film Stills Witnesses to the incident on Sunday evening said it took place in a screening for the rap-narrated gangland ballad Blue Story - Film Stills Witnesses to the incident on Sunday evening said it took place in a screening for the rap-narrated gangland ballad Blue Story, which focuses on a postcode turf war in South London.

Members of the audience reportedly fled in “panic” from the screening room, with violence allegedly erupting during the end credits of the film.

Cineworld cancelled screenings of the film at its Nottingham venue on Monday following the incident.  There are however further screenings later in the week.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Knife crime has risen again in the last year © Provided by Telegraph Media Group Limited Knife crime has risen again in the last year

Supt Ross Cooke, of Nottinghamshire Police, said on Sunday: “Our officers have acted quickly to establish the circumstances around this incident leading to two arrests and the recovery of a knife.

“Isolated incidents such as this are incredibly serious and as a force we are committed to ensuring that appropriate action is taken to keep people safe and bring to justice those responsible.”

One member of the audience told The Telegraph that “a lot of people ran off in a panic” and some “watched it unfold”. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Blue Story is set in South London © NICK WALL/Film Stills Blue Story is set in South London The injured 20-year-old is understood to have received non-life threatening injuries, following reports of a stabbing at 8.15pm at the Cornerhouse Cineworld venue in Nottingham.  A 16-year-old boy remains in custody.  

Blue Story was withdrawn and reinstated by Vue cinemas 91 venues across the UK following a mass brawl at the Star City cinema in Birmingham on November 25, in which seven police officers were injured. 

The film was created by Andrew Onwubolu, known as Rapman, who has been contacted for comment.

MORE NEWS:

ISIS bride Lisa Smith 'had four husbands' (Extra.ie)

Gardaí stop tractor driven by boy, 12, on town street (Independent.ie)

'Sad beyond words': Tributes paid to London Bridge terror attack victims (Sky News)

Britain's king-in-waiting is making aggressive moves to assert control (The New York Times)

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from The Telegraph

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon