THE SHOCKING moment machete-wielding men traded blows in the street has been caught on video.
Footage showed the chaos unfold outside a Pepe‘s Chicken shop in Small Heath in inner-city Birmingham.
In the first of two clips, half a dozen men can be seen quarrelling on the footpath as at least two appear to hold a machete.
The fight causes some of the men to chase after others while several are shown wearing face coverings.
A car parked on the footpath is then seen reverse in an attempt to get away from the altercation.
In a second clip, which was also filmed from above and posted on Snapchat, at least six men are seen getting physical with one another.
That brawl broke out in the middle of a road as parked cars bordered the group.
Punches were thrown between some of the men while others took hold of their opponents by the neck.
It is unclear whether the two incidents are related.
The clips are believed to have been shot over the past few weeks during “those few days Small Heath was in flames”, according to the person who posted the videos to Reddit.
West Midlands Police have been contacted for comment.
However, some homeowners say people live in fear of gangs fighting running wars on the streets which become no-go areas after dark.