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Boy, 16, arrested after teen spotted carrying machete in Shrewsbury park

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

Police were sent to a Shrewsbury park after people reported seeing a teenager carrying a machete.

It is believed the boy was part of a group of people and had been riding a bike in a public park close to The Lantern in Meadow Farm Drive, Sundorne.

One person was arrested and has been bailed.

Sam Cooke, spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "A report received at 19.31 of a male with a machete.

"Officers attended and a suspect was identified and later arrested in Boughton Road.

"The 16-year-old boy from Shrewsbury has been bailed until August while enquiries continue."

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting 713s of 21/07/19. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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