A machete-wielding man is being hunted by police in Brighton after a fight yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 19 September).
Initial reports suggested that the man was carrying an axe but Sussex Police said today that this had been discounted after officers viewed CCTV footage.
The force said this afternoon: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was reported to be wielding what was suspected to be a machete in Brighton on Tuesday 19 September.
“Officers received a report that a fight had broken out between two groups of men in London Road, near the A270 Viaduct Road junction, at 5.45pm.
“The two groups got into separate cars, believed to be a black BMW and a Ford Focus, and the altercation continued in King’s Road on the seafront.
“A man of Asian appearance, wearing white trousers and a black top, was in possession of the believed to be a machete and glass bottles and road signs were thrown between both groups.”
Detective Inspector Simon Morgan said: “These two groups of men were involved in a serious altercation on busy roads during rush hour.
“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any video footage of it.
“If you witnessed the incident or have any information please report online or call 101, quoting reference 1178 of 19/09.”