Three arrests after group of men seen with machetes

POLICE are appealing for information after a group of men was spotted in possession of machetes in Cheltenham yesterday (Thursday).

There was a large police response to the incident, which happened in Gloucester Road just before 4pm.

One person, a man aged in his 20s, suffered wounds as part of the incident, but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A force spokesman said: “At around 3.50pm police received a number of calls about an incident taking place in the area of Gloucester Road which involved a group of men.

“They had been seen in possession of machetes which led to a large police response.

“One person, a man aged in his 20s, suffered wounds and was taken to hospital by paramedics.

“His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are in police custody.”

Investigating officers are now keen to hear from anyone who may have filmed what took place or witnessed it and has not yet spoken to police.

They are also wanting to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage, doorbell camera video or CCTV which may assist the investigation.

Information can be provided anonymously to independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

You can also provide information online by completing the following form and quoting incident 317 of 12 August: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/…/tell-us-about…/ Alternatively you can call police on 101.

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