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Police in Cromer arrest man 'armed with a sword'

The arrest followed a weekend of disorder in Cromer. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man suspected to have been armed with a sword in Cromer has been arrested by police.

Officers were told he was being aggressive towards a group of men on Runton Road just before 10pm on Wednesday night.

Armed units were sent to the scene, but the man was detained a short time later by local officers outside the Albion pub.

The sword has since been seized and the man, aged in his 50s and from the Cromer area, has been taken in for questioning.

Extra police were on duty in Cromer last weekend. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The incident comes after the Norfolk seaside town went into lockdown last weekend following reports of thefts and anti-social behaviour.

Some Pubs and restaurants had to be closed, with local residents saying that the trouble followed the arrival of travellers who had moved into a carpark on the seafront.

Police have confirmed that there is no evidence to suggest that the latest arrest is linked to last weekend's events though.