Police appeal after gangs armed with machetes at Bamber Bridge home

Whitefield Meadow, Bamber Bridge. Photo: Google

South Ribble Police have arrested three people after an attempted home invasion in Bamber Bridge.


On Sunday, September 19, police arrested a 19-year-old man from Wesham on suspicion of public disorder and a 17-year-old boy from Chorley on suspicion of assault. They arrested an 18-year-old boy on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. All are currently in detention.

At around 6:10 p.m., police were called to a riot at an address in Bamber Bridge. The incident involved four people carrying machetes as they attempted to enter a property in Whitefield Meadow, threatening one of the occupants.

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Police said the suspects left the address before going to the scene and following a search of the immediate area officers arrested three men. A fourth person escaped capture, but a number of weapons were recovered.

Lancashire Police Inspector Dean Khan said: ‘An investigation is underway after a serious public order incident in Whitefield Meadow.

“Although we have made a number of arrests, I encourage anyone with information about what happened to come forward. This is clearly a worrying incident, which will have worried many people in and around the streets.

“I want to reassure you, the officers responded quickly and the patrols were stepped up to support our investigation and subsequent investigations.”

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Anyone with information can contact the police on 101, citing newspaper 1337 for September 19.

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