Two arrested after reports of assault and man armed with machete in Cliftonville

Athelstan Road

Two men have been arrested after police were called to reports of an assault and of a person in the street armed with a machete in Cliftonville.

Kent Police was called to the incident in Athelstan Road at 11.05pm yesterday (October 6).

A man suffered an injury to his hand and was treated at the scene by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Following enquiries in the area, a machete was recovered and two men from Margate, aged 18 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and taken into custody.

The 18-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of assault and a public order offence.

Officers remain in the area to establish the circumstances of the assault.

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