Arrests after man seen with machete in Stifford Clays

Grays Police

A MAN and three teenagers have been arrested following reports of a disturbance in Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays, yesterday afternoon.

Police were called at around 4.30pm on Sunday 17 May after residents saw a machete being brandished in the street.

Officers responded and, with the help of the British Transport Police, conducted a thorough search of the area.

Three members of the group, an 18-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of affray.

All four arrested are believed to be from the Barking area. They remain in custody for questioning.

The police would like to thank anyone who has come forward with information so far but, if you have not yet spoken to our officers and witnessed the incident, or have relevant dash cam footage or CCTV, you can submit information through our website or call Grays Local Policing Team on 101. The incident number to quote is 868 of 17 May.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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