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.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 5:09 pm

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.’

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A 17 year-old boy was arrested on St David’s Road, Southsea, on suspicion of possession of a knife, blade, or sharp pointed article in a public place and criminal damage. Picture: Google Maps

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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.

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