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Man Arrested for Wielding a Sword in the Street

Police say enquiries are ongoing after a man was arrested in Aspull for wielding a Samurai sword in the street.

Witnesses on social media reported a man holding a sword and a large blade as he attacked the windows of a property on Scot Lane yesterday lunchtime.

He added  "Five guys jumped in car gave chase, to which he ran in the road & starting attacking the car with the sword, causing chaos with all the traffic, a couple of other guys got out the van to intervene & he ran at them with the sword"

Police say they arrested a man on suspicion of possession of a bladed article.

He remains in custody.

There are no reports of any casualties.

A Police Spokesman said "Shortly before 12.30pm on Monday 9 September 2019 police were called to reports of a man with a sword on Scot Lane in Wigan.

Officers attended and a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article. He remains in custody for questioning.

Enquiries are ongoing.

 

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