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Boy, 15, arrested after machete seen – Bridgwater


We’re aware of footage on social media showing a child running through Bridgwater with a machete.

Officers were called just before 6.10pm on Saturday 3 June, when it was reported that two teenage boys had been threatened with a machete by another boy in Parkway. There were no reported injuries.

A boy, 15, was arrested later the same evening and remains in police custody.

You’ll see an increased police presence in the area today while enquiries continue, including searches for the weapon.

PCSO Supervisor Lora Bray said: “This is a concerning incident but I hope people are reassured by this prompt arrest. I’d ask that you don’t share footage of this incident on social media, as it could compromise our ongoing investigation.

“If you saw what happened or have any dashcam, other footage, or any information which could help our ongoing enquiries, please contact us.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223130121, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.