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Police appeal after machete-wielding gang raid Bamber Bridge home

Posted on - 20th September, 2021 - 9:09am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News
Whitefield Meadow, Bamber Bridge. Pic: Google

South Ribble Police have arrested three people after an attempted home invasion in Bamber Bridge.

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On Sunday 19 September, police arrested a 19-year-old man from Wesham on suspicion of a public order offence and a 17-year-old boy from Chorley on suspicion of assault. They arrested an 18-year-old boy on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. All are currently in custody.

Around 6.10pm, the police were called to a disturbance at an address in Bamber Bridge. The incident involved four people carrying machetes as they attempted to enter a property in Whitefield Meadow, threatening one of the occupants.

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Police said the suspects left the address before they attended the scene, and following a search of the immediate area, officers arrested three males. A fourth person escaped capture, but a number of weapons were recovered.

Inspector Dean Khan of Lancashire Police said: “An investigation is underway after a serious public order incident in Whitefield Meadow.

“While we have made a number of arrests, I would encourage anyone with information about what happened to come forward. It is clearly a concerning incident, which will have worried many people on the street and the immediate area.

“I would like to reassure you officers reacted quickly, and patrols have been increased to support our investigation and further enquiries.”

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Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting log 1337 of September 19.



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