Two 15-year-old boys wielding machete arrested in Northampton

Two boys spotted with a machete near Northampton train station were later arrested at McDonald's in St James Retail Park.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 4:02 pm
The two boys were first spotted in Marefair brandishing a weapon.

Police were called at 5.52pm on Saturday, September 28, after receiving a report of two males seen with a machete in Marefair.

They were both later identified at McDonald's in St James’ Retail Park and arrested.

The first 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon and has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

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The second 15-year-old boy was arrested for possession of a class-A drug (cocaine) and possession of a class B drug (cannabis). He was subsequently charged on both counts.

He has been bailed for a hearing at Northampton Magistrates' Court.