Samurai sword wielding man arrested in Preston city centre

Posted on - 7th June, 2018 - 10:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Samurai sword found by police
Samurai sword found by police

Police chased down a man who was brandishing a Samurai sword in Preston city centre on Thursday night.


A picture of the weapon has been released by Preston Police.

Reports came in around 8pm on Thursday (7 June) of a man with a machete in the city.

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PC Haworth said: “Patrols flooded the area and after a short time identified a male matching the description.

“A short foot chase ensued before the male in question was detained by PC Till.

“He was found in possession of the Samurai sword in the picture and subsequently arrested. An excellent response by Team 1 in bringing this matter to a swift conclusion with no injuries to anyone and another dangerous weapon off the streets.”

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