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Four arrests after reports of men armed with machetes in Kidderminster street

By Dayna Farrington | Kidderminster | Crime | Published:

Four people have been arrested following reports of men armed with machetes in a Kidderminster street.

Police block off Radford Avenue, near to Harold Evers Way, in Kidderminster, due to reports of men armed with machetes

West Mercia Police were called to Harold Evers Way, off Radford Avenue, at around 2.40pm today.

Officers received reports that a group of men were armed with machetes in the street. Police closed the road to traffic and pedestrians while they dealt with the incident.

One man has been taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Four men have been arrested, a spokesman for West Mercia Police confirmed.

A spokesman for the force said: "Four men have been arrested following a disturbance in Kidderminster earlier this afternoon.

"Police were called at 2.40pm this afternoon after reports men were armed with machetes in Harold Evers Way.

"One man has been taken to hospital, the extent of his injuries are not yet known however they are not believed to be life-threatening.

"The road was closed for a short time to allow the incident to be dealt with."

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A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called by West Mercia Police at 2:46pm on Monday to reports of an assault on Harold Evers Way in Kidderminster.

"We sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and BASICS doctor to the scene.

"On arrival crews found one patient, a man, with injuries not believed to be serious.

"He was treated on scene before being taken to hospital for further treatment."

Anyone with information about the incident can call West Mercia Police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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