Portsmouth police arrest teenager after reports of man with a machete in Southsea
POLICE have arrested a teenager on suspicion of possessing a blade after officers responded to reports of a machete-wielding man in Southsea.
Officers were called to Bailey’s Road just after midnight in response to a road traffic collision, before following up reports of a man with a machete in the area.
A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘A man was seen in the area who was reported to have a machete with him.
‘Enquiries are ongoing to establish what happened.’
A 17-year-old boy was arrested in St David’s Road on suspicion of possession of a knife, blade, or sharp pointed article in a public place and criminal damage.
He is in custody.