Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Beat-Box Busker's Anger after Arrest in City Centre ; 21-Year-Old Is Handcuffed and Taken by Police to Victoria Train Station

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Beat-Box Busker's Anger after Arrest in City Centre ; 21-Year-Old Is Handcuffed and Taken by Police to Victoria Train Station

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ACITY centre busker was arrested and escorted out of the city centre for 'rapping too loudly'.

Bradley Bromley, 21, is a rapper and beat-boxer and also works full time as a workshop leader to help get youngsters into music.

But while performing on Market Street he was arrested and his Pounds 200 speaker was seized by the council. He was then taken in a police van and dropped off at Victoria train station.

Bradley, of Tameside, said: "Council officers told me to leave because it was a 'breach of the peace' but no-one had complained about me being there. One shop had asked me to move from near their fire exit which I did.

"But they just kept telling me people had complained. I spoke to the shop and they said they were happy for me to be there. So surely the council's view is void if nobody is complaining.

"They handcuffed me and put me in he back of the van and chucked me out at Victoria station. …

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