Congleton: Police make arrest after report of man with knife

  Posted: 10.10.21 at 23:01 by Jake Hackney

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Armed police in Congleton arrested a knife wielding man at the weekend.

The 48-year-old man has been arrested in Congleton after police received reports of a man carrying a large bladed weapon.

Dozens of police were seen on Antrobus Street on Friday night (October 8), and restricted access into the town centre.

Residents took to social media to report a large police presence in the area between Congleton Fire Station and Mountbatten Way.

Cheshire Police said in a statement: “At 5:30pm police received a report of a male threatening a member of the public with a large knife on Antrobus Street.

“Local officers attended with support of armed officers and arrested a 48 year old male nearby.

"No persons were injured.

Witnesses reported police had blocked both ends of Cross Street, behind The Kingfisher restaurant, to carry out a house raid.

Witness Diane Booth said: “We were waiting on the car park when black unmarked police cars and patrol cars pulled on and armed police jumped out, some went round the back [of The Kingfisher] and some up the steps.

“It was like [the BBC TV show] Line of Duty.”

The man is currently in police custody.

Any Congletonians with information about this crime can contact police here.

Elsewhere: Lockdown visit to Astbury Mere leaves man with a £1,082 court bill.

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