Arrest Made After Man Seen Wielding Machete on Garratt Lane

Witnesses reported that he was threatening people in Earlsfield

Man Wielding Machete Arrested on Garratt Lane
Picture: Met Police

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray after police responded to reports of someone threatening people on Garratt Lane in Earlsfield with a machete.

A man ran away when officers from Violence Suppression Unit and emergency response arrived at the scene shortly after 4.42pm on Monday, 7 September.

As the police chased him he was seen to throw away the machete. Shortly after he was detained and arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply a class B drug and affray.

Approximately £4,000 in cash, cannabis and the machete were also seized.

The man remains in police custody and a female was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.

The police would like to hear from anyone who has information about crime, those who carry a weapon, or those who exploit others for gain or revenge, while putting young people’s lives at risk.

The police say community intelligence can be used to great effect to not only detect, but also prevent crime, keep London safe and save young lives. If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you will remain 100% anonymous - they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Alternatively, visit their website.

If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free and Fearless.

September 8, 2020