Meat cleaver tracked down by police dog after suspected knifeman ‘attacked car’ in Sunderland

A meat cleaver allegedly used by a suspected knifeman to assault a automobile with two girls inside was tracked down by a heroic police dog.

Shortly after 6.30pm on Tuesday, officers have been known as to the Silkworth space of Sunderland following a report {that a} man had a bladed weapon.

It was reported that the person had used the meat cleaver to assault a stationary automobile with two girls inside, earlier than persevering with the assault on the entrance door of a home.

Officers have been swiftly despatched to the scene and a search was instantly carried out of the neighborhood for the person.

Police dog Seth was readily available to supply his help and it was a matter of minutes earlier than the Belgian Malinois had adopted a path and led police straight to the discarded weapon on a rustic observe.

A meat cleaver seized by police which was allegedy used to hit a automobile and door in Silksworth, Sunderland

With the cleaver safely seized, officers with the help of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter have been capable of observe a person’s actions in close by woods.

A 28-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray and stays in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Emma Martin, of Northumbria Police, mentioned: “Incidents resembling this could trigger inevitable concern inside the group, so I’m delighted {that a} suspect was detained and the suspected weapon seized so shortly.

“Nobody was injured on account of this incident however that is one thing we’re taking significantly and should have been terrifying for the victims.

“After the preliminary report got here in to us, what adopted was some wonderful police work between various officers – in addition to the help of our good dog part and NPAS.

“We are persevering with to hold out various inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the disturbance and can proceed to talk to a person in reference to the incident at this time.

“I’d wish to thank members of the general public for his or her assist and cooperation throughout this incident, in addition to our officers, workers and naturally PD Seth who all performed their half in bringing this to a swift and peaceable conclusion.”

If you see something suspicious in your group, all the time report it through the ‘Tell Us Something’ web page of the police web site or by calling 101.

In an emergency or if a criminal offense is going on, ring 999.



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