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10/8/2003 6:40:40 PM
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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 arena. 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 UK has become a serious problem. Manchester has had issues with gang-related violence since the 1990's. Last week when 50 Cent arrived at London's Heathrow Airport, authorities detained him and questioned 50 Cent for almost four hours. Officials wouldn't clarify why he was questioned, but was granted entry into the UK.
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