Machete, hammer, knife and suspected petrol bomb recovered by police as man arrested following large dispute

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon in a public following a large dispute in Billingham.

Monday, 19th August 2019, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 19th August 2019, 1:27 pm
The incident happened in Quenby Street in Billingham. Inset the suspected petrol bomb that was seized

Weapons including a machete, a knife, CS spray, a hammer and a suspected petrol bomb were recovered from the area following a large dispute in Quenby Road, Billingham.

Last night at around 10:15pm, officers were called to a report of a dispute involving a group of males.

A man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “Officers attended the scene and a majority of the group had dispersed prior to police arrival, however, a man, aged 23, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon in a public place and currently remains in custody.

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“A machete, a knife, CS spray, a hammer and a suspected petrol bomb were recovered from the area of the incident.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call 101 quoting 142091 on 101.