Police swoop on Eastbank Street to arrest man after ‘machete’ brandished

24th January 2024

Police have arrested a man in Southport Town Centre this morning after reports of a machete type knife being brandished during a disagreement.

OTS understands an argument broke out between two men on Eastbank Street at 9.30am this morning and one individual is alleged to have brandished a ‘machete’ style knife during the altercation.

Detectives were called and swooped on the pair, making one arrest.

It’s understood a bladed item was secured by officers during the incident which happened near to the job centre.

Police were contacted at 9.30am today (Wednesday) to reports a man had threatened another man with a knife during a disagreement on Eastbank Street in Southport.

Patrols attended and arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of affray.

He is currently in custody.