A MAN has been arrested after a suspected petrol bomb, machete, knife and hammer were recovered in Billingham.

At around 10.15pm yesterday, officers were called to a report of a dispute involving a group of males on Quenby Road in Billingham.

Officers attended the scene and a majority of the group had dispersed prior to police arrival, however, a man, aged 23, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon in a public place and currently remains in custody.

A machete, a knife, CS spray, a hammer and a suspected petrol bomb were recovered from the area of the incident.

  • Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 142091 on 101 or report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.