Arrests made after armed police called to man making threats with sword

Officers were called to the disturbance off of Colchester Road in Manningtree. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Officers were called to the disturbance off of Colchester Road in Manningtree. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance involving a large knife which caused armed police and dogs to search the surrounding areas.

Essex Police were called shortly before 6.25pm on Monday, July 29 after a group of people were causing a disturbance outside an address off Colchester Road in Manningtree.

A person was reportedly seen to be carrying a suspected samurai sword, so officers carried out a full search of the area.

Following the incident, a 28-year-old man from Manningtree was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

A 52-year-old man from Ongar was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.


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The pair were questioned in custody and have since been released on bail until Thursday, August 22.

The incident comes just weeks after a man was stabbed in broad daylight in Clacton with what was described as a samurai sword.

The 40-year-old victim was attacked in Agate Road on Saturday, June 29 and received injuries to his left forearm and shoulder.

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