Police providing security
to a 50 Cent concert tonight are on high alert in the U.K., fearing violence in
the crowd may erupt during his concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena.
According to sources,
the reason for the heightened security is a drug war taking place in the surrounding
area of south Manchester between the Gooch and Doddington gangs.
Police will search
every patron of the concert for weapons and while they said the chance of violence
erupting in the arena is slim, they are worried about violence outside of the
Police will be
on patrol throughout the areas of known violence outside of the arena, while
undercover police will mix with the crowd to prevent any violence inside of
the sold out concert.
In addition to
the escalating tensions between the two gangs, gun violence in the U.K. has
become a serious problem.
had issues with gang-related violence since the 1990's.
Last week when
50 arrived at London's Heathrow Airport, authorities detained him and questioned
the rapper for almost four hours.
clarify why he was questioned, but was granted entry into the U.K.