Burnley man must appear on bladed article charge after being stopped and arrested carrying machete

Police have charged a man with possession of a bladed article in a public place after reports of public disorder in Burnley.

Officers were called to Parkinson Street at around 9-55am yesterday (Monday) where a man had been seen carrying a machete. They later stopped and searched a man who matched the description. A large machete was recovered.

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Scott Coombes (30) of Branch Road, has been charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place. He has been bailed to appear at court in January.

Police have charged a man with possession of a bladed article in Burnley