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Three people are arrested after man armed with a machete was seen running through southwest London

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Three people are arrested after man armed with a machete was seen running through the streets of Kingston-upon-Thames in southwest London

  • Officers were called to Clarence Street, Kingston, at 4.15pm on Tuesday
  • They were called to reports of a group of males, one armed with a machete
  • Video posted on social media appeared to show a man running with a machete
  • There were also reports another male had been sprayed with a substance
  • However police said this was found to be water and the male was not injured 

Three people have been arrested after a man armed with a machete was seen running through the streets of Kingston-upon-Thames in southwest London.

The Met Police said officers were called to Clarence Street at 4.15pm on Tuesday after an incident involving a group of males, at least one of which was seen armed with the large weapon. 

Video shared on social media appeared to show a man running Clarence Street armed with a machete, and was followed by three other men. 

Police said there were also reports that another male had been sprayed with a substance, which was later found to be water.

He was not injured but had been taken to hospital for treatment.

Three people have been arrested after a man armed with a machete was seen running through the streets of Kingston-upon-Thames in southwest London

Specialist firearms officers were among those who responded to the incident.

Police said all three arrested males were held on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

The first arrest was made close to the scene, police said, while the second male was detained close to railway tracks.

The third male was arrested later and also held on suspicion of affray. 

Police said enquiries to locate a number of other males are ongoing.

There have been no reports of any injured persons and officers remain at the scene.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘A Section 60 Order granting police additional stop and search powers has been authorised until 08:00hrs tomorrow morning for Grove Ward and Norberton Wards.’ 

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