Three men arrested following incident involving weapons in Southampton
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Officers have arrested three people following a public order incident, involving weapons, in Palmerston Park, Southampton.
We were called at 1.50pm yesterday, Thursday, 22 July, to a report of a group of men fighting in Palmerston Park, Southampton, armed with weapons.
It was reported they were using weapons including a knife, a baseball bat, bottles and pieces of wood.
The knife was subsequently located by officers and seized.
No one was injured.
Officers attended and made the following arrests:
- A 26 year-old man of no fixed abode has been arrested on suspicion of affray
- A 28-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of affray
- A 27-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of Class B drugs – cannabis.
All three remain in custody at this time.
Chief Inspector Dave Brown said “Tackling weapon related crime and serious violence in our city and keeping people safe is an absolute priority for us, but it also requires a multi-agency response across our community, the public, private and charity sectors in order to deliver long-term change and tackle the root causes of violent crime.
“We would like to thank the members of the public who reported this incident, enabling us to quickly respond.
“Officers will be carrying out increased patrols in the area today. If you have any concerns or information, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken to us should call 101 quoting 44210290114.
Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We urge communities to keep reporting intelligence around knife crime so that together we can continue to tackle this threat in society.
To do this people can call us on 101 or report online at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/
Alternatively people can report 100% anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
If you are a young person concerned about someone carrying a knife, or worried that someone is going to get hurt, you can tell us without having to say who you are, by reporting anonymously online at Fearless.org