Armed man arrested in Cheltenham
By Police reporter | 3rd May 2023
Armed officers made an arrest in Cheltenham on Tuesday evening (May 2) after a report a man with a weapon had been seen chasing another man.
Police were called to The Bank House Wetherspoon pub on Clarence Street with a report two men, one who was in possession of a meat cleaver, were chasing another man.
The incident happened around 5.30pm on Tuesday, May 2, and threats were made towards the victim before the offender left the pub and then got into a vehicle.
Armed officers went to the scene, stopped a vehicle and an arrest was made.
A 37-year-old man from Cheltenham has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affray. He remains in police custody.
Enquiries are ongoing to locate the second man.
No injuries have been reported to police. A meat cleaver and a vehicle have also been seized.
Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not already spoken to police is asked to provide information by completing the online form and quoting incident 378 of May 2.
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