Machete inquiry ends with no arrests after people quizzed by police

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POLICE investigating reports of a man in the street armed with a machete have concluded their inquiries.

Armed officers and the dog section from Durham Police had been called to Emerson Court, in Horden, around 8am on Monday following the reports. No-one was in the house at the time.

A spokesman for Peterlee CID said a number of people aged 25-35, including the alleged machete suspect, had since been spoken to by police to clear up what had gone on.

It emerged there had been a disturbance in the street and that someone had been injured.

However, though someone had been hurt, it was unrelated and not suspicious.

The initial suspect attended Peterlee Police Station voluntarily and gave police a clearer picture of what happened and he was released without charge.