Confusion Surrounds Incidents of Man Carrying Machete Sparking Police Response

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Confusion Surrounds Incidents of Man Carrying Machete Sparking Police Response

Reports of a man allegedly carrying a machete have led to heightened police presence in the Lambton area of Washington in Tyne & Wear. The incident, which was initially shared on social media, prompted some schools in the town to enter a precautionary lockdown.

Confusion Surrounds Incidents Of Man Carrying Machete Sparking Police Response

Social Media Posts Raise Concerns

On Thursday, June 20, residents in Washington expressed concern after social media posts circulated about a man seen with a machete on Tuesday. Little Treasures Nursery, located on Blue House Lane, however, notified parents and carers via Facebook that they were implementing a lockdown due to the incident on Thursday. The nursery urged everyone to stay safe.

Police Investigation and Reassurance

Northumbria Police confirmed their awareness of the reports but clarified that there is no ongoing incident. A spokesperson stated that the posts originated from the previous evening and emphasised that there is no immediate threat. Nevertheless, police officers have increased their presence in the Lambton area to reassure residents.

Authorities continue to investigate the situation and encourage vigilance among the community. If you have any information related to this incident, please contact Northumbria Police.

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