Machetes and knives seized after suspects flee crash in Preston

A number of knives and machetes have been seized following a crash in Preston.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 9:03 am
Updated Friday, 7th June 2019, 10:03 am
The machetes and knife were found in the street after police responded to a report of a man brandishing a machete in Preston

Police were called to Miller Road, off Blackpool Road, Ribbleton at around 8pm last night (June 7) after a collision involving a Ford Transit van and a car.

Officers said the occupants of one of the vehicles had fled the scene on foot, but in their haste, a large knife was left behind.

Lancashire Police's tactical ops team then pursued another vehicle they suspected of being connected with the incident.

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This knife was found in a vehicle involved in a crash in Miller Road, Ribbleton at around 8pm yesterday (June 6)

The vehicle was stopped a short time later and another knife was seized. Three men were arrested, taken into custody for questioning and the vehicle seized.

Tactical Ops then identified another car that had been seen in "suspicious circumstances" in connection with another separate 'machete incident' earlier in the evening.

At around 6.30pm, officers responded to reports of a man brandishing a machete at another location in Preston.

Officers attended the area, which has not been revealed by police, and found two large machetes and a kitchen knife.

The white Ford Transit van was involved in a collision in Miller Road, Ribbleton at around 8pm yesterday (June 6)

Officers later identified a red Mini as being connected with the incident and signalled for it to pull over. But the Mini failed to stop for police. It was later found abandoned nearby and seized.

This silver/grey Vauxhall was involved in crash with a white Ford Transit van in Miller Road, Ribbleton at around 8pm yesterday (June 6)