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Masked man arrested after chasing people with meat cleaver in Newquay

The mask and knife that were seized by police following the incident. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A masked man was arrested in Newquay at the weekend after allegedly chasing people with a meat cleaver.

The man is said to have brandished the weapon and threatened members of the public while wearing a Friday 13th-style mask.

The incident happened in the Fore Street area of Newquay, Cornwall, in the early hours of Saturday (June 15) morning.

A 45-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.

He was later released on police bail until July 12.

No one was injured during the alleged incident.