Seven teenagers have been arrested after police seized a loaded handgun in a raid on a branch of Nando’s.
A fight broke out as officers tried to search a bag belonging to a 17-year-old at the restaurant in Birmingham, at about 23:30 BST on Wednesday.
West Midlands Police said the gun was found in the bag, along with six bullets at the branch on Bishopsgate Street.
Two knives and suspected Class B drugs were found in a search of the group.
The seven, who are all male and aged between 15 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.
Det Ch Insp Sam Ridding, from the force’s serious and organised crime unit, said: “It is shocking to think that this group of young men were enjoying a meal in a family restaurant while holding a loaded gun.”
A spokesman for Nando’s said they are helping the police with their enquiries.