Teenage boy arrested in Stevenage after machete 'thrown under car'

PUBLISHED: 13:44 17 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:53 19 June 2019

A Stevenage teenager was arrested in Silam Road after a machete was found under a car. Picture: Archant

A Stevenage teenager was arrested in Silam Road after a machete was found under a car. Picture: Archant

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A 17-year-old boy from Stevenage was arrested yesterday after police recovered a machete which is said to have been thrown under a car.

At around 6.15pm officers spotted two teenage boys behaving suspiciously in Silam Road, and asked them to stop.

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However one of the boys ran off and is accused of discarding an item under a car while being pursued.

Officers apprehended the teen and recovered a large machete from under the vehicle. A quantity of suspected drugs was also found on the boy.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug an offensive weapon and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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