Thugs use metal crowd barriers as weapons in brawl outside shisha lounge before ...

Thugs used metal barriers as weapons as they scrapped outside a shisha lounge hours before drive-by gunmen showered it in bullets.

Shocking footage shows more than a dozen men outside Arabian Nites - a Turkish restaurant in Digbeth in Birmingham.

The CCTV footage captures the moment violence erupted between two groups and security guards in high-visibility jackets.

In the chaotic mass brawl, the men throw punches and launch kicks before arming themselves with heavy metal barriers.

Hooded men repeatedly ram each other and the club's shutters in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The violence would continue for another two hours, ending after a gunman opened fire on the venue.

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