Man arrested over South Shields machete incident

A man is in custody after police were alerted to reports of someone wielding a machete.

By James Barker
Monday, 22 July, 2019, 24:57
Talbot Street, South Shields

Northumbria Police were called to Talbot Road, in South Shields, on Friday, at about 9.50pm.

Officers attended the area and found a man, who was in a “vulnerable state”, and who was assisted by a specially trained mental-health triage team. A man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was still in custody on Saturday morning.

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