Man arrested after reports of' violence involving chainsaw' in Peterborough

Police helicopter called following the reports yesterday evening

By Stephen Briggs
Wednesday, 27th July 2022, 10:45 am

A man has been arrested following reports of violence involving a chainsaw near Peterborough city centre.

Police were called just after 5.45pm yesterday (Tuesday) to the incident, which happened at the Embankment.

The police helicopter was also called to assist officers after a man fled from the scene.

The police helicopter was called to assist officers

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called at 5.48pm yesterday to Embankment Road, Peterborough, with reports of violence – namely an argument involving two men, one armed with a chainsaw.

“The man fled from police and a search was carried out along the river with assistance from the NPAS helicopter.”

The spokesperson said a 33-year-old man from Peterborough has arrested on suspicion of two counts of criminal damage, threatening a person with an offensive weapon in public and breaching section 4a of the public order act. He was still in police custody this morning.