A STREET fight broke out in Whitefield at a family's baby gender reveal party.

Several police officers were called to the "disturbance" outside Elms Community Centre in Green Lane on Saturday night.

Officers from Whitefield Police said several people were detained and removed from the area.

A resident, who asked not to be named, said: "I heard sirens and looked out to see a police car and van. Then I heard shouting, then more police just kept turning up. I saw that they detained two people and put them in the back of the vans.

"I couldn’t believe the amount of police that were present."

More than 10 police cars and vans turned out to the area at about 10.15pm.

A police spokesman said: "There was a family function — a baby gender reveal party.

"On arrival, five men were found fighting outside the community centre. While officers were attending, there was some further trouble within the premises.

"It was quite resource intensive because there was a huge volume of people involved.

"A total of five people were arrested and removed from the scene. They were later released."

The group of people had been attending a gender reveal party — a celebration where either the guests, the expecting parents, or both, find out the sex of the baby.

Gender reveal parties, similar in notion to that of a baby shower, are an American trend that have been gaining traction in the UK in recent years.