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Weapons seized after mass street brawl in Hackney

PUBLISHED: 16:50 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:50 25 August 2016

The weapons left behind in the street following the brawl

The weapons left behind in the street following the brawl

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An alarming array of weapons was seized by police last night, after they broke up a mass street brawl involving up to 30 youths.

The weapons left behind in the street following the brawl The weapons left behind in the street following the brawl

Panic-stricken witnesses called 999 after seeing the confrontation in Wick Road, Homerton at around 11pm.

The thugs fled when police arrived - but a search of the area uncovered seven discarded weapons – including two large kitchen knives, two machete-style serrated knives with sheaths and a huge blade covered in a skull pattern.

A spokesman said: “Several proactive stops were carried out resulting in one male being arrested for possession of a knife.”

No one was reported injured in the fight.

Officers from Hackney tweeted: “We’ve recovered several weapons tonight after youths were fighting in #E9 area. Great work @MetTaskforce @MPSHackney.”

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