The mayor of a "quiet" Suffolk town has said he is "shocked" by a spree of three incidents involving a machete and large knife on Sunday evening. 

Three arrests have been made following a spree of machete incidents in Woodbridge over the weekend, in which young boys and a woman were threatened.

Mayor of the town, Eamonn O'Nolan, said: "I am really shocked to hear about these serious incidents in Woodbridge.

"This is normally a very quiet town, and this serves as a sad and salutary reminder that no town is immune to knife crime.

East Anglian Daily Times: Woodbridge councillor Eamonn O'Nolan

"We are hugely grateful to Suffolk Constabulary for bringing this spree to a swift and peaceful end. 

"Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the victims of these shocking encounters." 

Police were called at around 6.30pm yesterday (Sunday, April 7), to an incident at Elmhurst Park in which a teenage boy was approached by four males, one of whom produced a machete.

East Anglian Daily Times: Elmhurst Park, where the first incident took place.Elmhurst Park, where the first incident took place. (Image: Google)

The same evening, around 8.10pm, officers were made aware of a second incident outside a kebab shop on Warwick Road.

Two boys were approached and threatened with a machete by two males in a blue Ford Fiesta, before they drove away in the direction of Edwin Avenue.

A third incident occurred at the skate park near Station Road at around 8.20pm.

East Anglian Daily Times: Warwick Road, where the second incident took place.Warwick Road, where the second incident took place. (Image: Google Maps)

A woman was approached by three males, one of whom threatened her with a large knife, before leaving the scene in a blue Ford Fiesta.

Around 35 minutes later, after searching the area, two 19-year-olds and one 18-year-old were arrested on suspicion of armed robbery in Newbourne Road, Brightwell.

East Anglian Daily Times: Woodbridge Skatepark, where the third incident took place.Woodbridge Skatepark, where the third incident took place. (Image: Google Maps)

They were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they remain for questioning.

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the constabulary, quoting 269 of Sunday, April 7.

Information about crime can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or on their online form.