Man armed with machete sparks police response in Sedlescombe

A man has been charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon after police responded to an incident in Sedlescombe.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 5:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 5:44 pm

Police were called to East View Terrace, Sedlescombe, shortly after 7am on Tuesday (June 15) to reports of a man in possession of a machete, making threats towards a member of the public, a spokesman said.

Officers attended and arrested a man, police said.

A machete was seized from a nearby address, according to police, and no one was injured.

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A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Peter March, 50, a plumber, of East View Terrace, Sedlescombe, was later charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

“He appeared before magistrates on Wednesday (June 16) and has been remanded in custody pending a further court hearing.”