Man charged with possession of offensive weapon in village

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with criminal damage after he was arrested in a village last week.

Zachorey Ware, aged 20 and of Congresbury, has been charged with criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was released on bail pending an appearance at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on July 20.

Armed police were called to Yatton on May 6 after a man was seen with a machete.

Police attended the incident, in Stowey Road, and an arrest was made shortly after.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: "At 2.48pm a member of the public called us after seeing a male with a machete on a bicycle in the Stowey Road area of Yatton.

"Armed officers responded and arrested a man. A machete has also been recovered.

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"Officers spoke with a nearby school while the search of the area was carried out and advised them to keep children inside as a precaution.

"No one was injured in the incident and we do not believe there was any threat to the wider community.”

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