Police chase man with samurai sword through Preston city centre

Preston police chased a man with a samurai sword through the city centre this evening.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 11:27 am
The samurai sword recovered by police

A spokesman for Preston Police said: "Earlier this evening Team 1 officers responded to reports of a male brandishing a machete type weapon in the City Centre.

"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 5780 Till.

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"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."