Police attend altercation in Rainham after shocked onlookers see ‘machete-wielding man’ chasing another

Police were called to Upminster Road South, Rainham, yesterday afternoon. Photo: Google Maps

Police were called to Upminster Road South, Rainham, yesterday afternoon. Photo: Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

An investigation has been launched by police after reports of a fight breaking out between males thought to have a machete and baseball bat.

The incident happened in Upminster Road South, Rainham, at about 12.30pm yesterday.

People took to social media soon after the altercation broke out in the busy high street.

One user said: “Frightening when you’re in Upminster Road South and there is a man chasing another man trying to stab him with a machete the size of my forearm.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said no weapons were found on their arrival and nobody was injured.


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Havering Police are now investigating an allegation of affray.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

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