A 27-year-old man from the Lee Bank area of Birmingham has been arrested in connection with a double shooting at a Smethwick bar in October.

The man was arrested in Selly Oak, Birmingham, on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

This is connection with a double shooting at the Vietnam Bar on Wellington Road on Sunday, October 3, when a private party turned sour and violence spilled out onto the streets. Gunshots were fired both inside and outside the bar, leaving a 21-year-old man with critical injuries.

Detective Inspector Wayne Jones is leading the investigation. He said: "We are still keen to speak to anyone who was at the Vietnam Bar on the night in question, who may have seen something that could help us with our enquires.

"Anyone with any information, no matter how big or small, is urged to contact Force Cid at Harborne police station on 0345 113 5000 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Earlier this week the Vietnam Bar was stripped of its licence after police won the battle to close the pub down.

Sandwell Police took the bar to a licensing review after the shooting.

At the hearing on Monday, licensing bosses heard evidence from officers, of a catalogue of offences at the pub.

They included a shooting in April 2008, and a drugs bust in April 2009 which uncovered £80,000 in cash at the premises.

Acting Superintendent Andy Beard said: "The Vietnam Club, since the beginning of this year, poses the most significant threat of guns and gangs across the whole of Sandwell."

"This is a great result for both police and the local community, who have been plagued by crime and disorder linked to the bar.

"It sends out a clear message to licensees who choose not to work within the law: We will take action against you."

Licensing bosses said the Vietnam bar in Smethwick was associated with serious crime and they said the owner "displayed a lack of responsibility for the premises".