Axe, machete and knives seized in Letchworth

A man has been arrested after a raid in Stevenage yesterday. Picture: Archant

A man has been arrested after a raid in Stevenage yesterday. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

An axe, machete and two knives were seized during the arrest of a man in Letchworth last night.

Police were called at 9.55pm to reports of a man allegedly in possession of offensive weapons in Bayworth.

He was reportedly seen on the street with the bladed articles before entering an address in the road.

Firearms officers attended and arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, before seizing an axe, machete and two knives.

He remains in custody at this time while enquiries continue.


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Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 41/21878/19.

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