'Violent man with baseball bat' near Worcester Arena - suspect arrested and taken into custody

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'Violent man with baseball bat' near Worcester Arena - man taken into custody

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POLICE have taken a man into custody after they believed he was 'violent' and may be armed with a baseball bat near Worcester Arena.

Sketchy details are emerging of an icident at 11.38am today during which a man was taken into police custody at Hylton Road near the Arena and the railway tracks in Worcester.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said initial reports were of 'a violent male with a baseball bat' although no baseball bat had been found.

She said: "He was taken into custody."

It is not clear yet what he was arrested for. The Worcester News will supply these details when we have them.

An eyewitness said he saw officers between the side of the University Arena and the railway tracks. He said: "I saw about four or five officers run around the front of the arena, down the service road. There were two marked police cars, a police van and an unmarked police car and they were travelling at speed. Officers were looking in undergrowth near the railway tracks. Then after a couple of minutes they all sped off."

Another witness said: "Some of the Arena staff came out to watch what was going on in amazement. Officers ran around the back of the Arena." He said towards the end of the incident there were six police cars and seven to eight police officers.

Those with information can contact West Mercia Police on 101. The incident reference is 0179s140814.

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2:04pm Thu 14 Aug 14

dave cus says...

come on Worcester evening news....headline say 'Violent man with baseball bat'.........then "although no baseball bat had been found."
come on Worcester evening news....headline say 'Violent man with baseball bat'.........then "although no baseball bat had been found." dave cus
  • Score: 5

2:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ACBLive says...

Ah!!! Nice photo - which one of the two in the picture is the violent man? And where is the baseball bat?
Ah!!! Nice photo - which one of the two in the picture is the violent man? And where is the baseball bat? ACBLive
  • Score: 2

2:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

lehig76 says...

Maybe he was connected with the Baseball game going on at the Arena?
Maybe he was connected with the Baseball game going on at the Arena? lehig76
  • Score: 1

2:27pm Thu 14 Aug 14

lehig76 says...

Apparently, he had a sawn-off shotgun too!

**(no sawn-off shotgun has been found)
Apparently, he had a sawn-off shotgun too! **(no sawn-off shotgun has been found) lehig76
  • Score: 4

4:02pm Thu 14 Aug 14

newshub says...

Hello, West Mercia Police's News Hub here.

There wasn't a baseball bat involved in the disorder. Part of a pool cue was later found at the scene.

Please see our latest statement:

At approximately 11.40am this morning police were called to reports of a disorder on Hylton Road in Worcester.

A member of the public reported that a man was carrying what is now believed to be part of a snooker cue.

Police dogs were used to search the area and a 23-year-old man from Worcester was arrested on suspicion of affray, assaulting a police officer and possession of an offensive weapon. He currently remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

The incident is still being investigated, no members of the public were seriously injured in the incident.
Hello, West Mercia Police's News Hub here. There wasn't a baseball bat involved in the disorder. Part of a pool cue was later found at the scene. Please see our latest statement: At approximately 11.40am this morning police were called to reports of a disorder on Hylton Road in Worcester. A member of the public reported that a man was carrying what is now believed to be part of a snooker cue. Police dogs were used to search the area and a 23-year-old man from Worcester was arrested on suspicion of affray, assaulting a police officer and possession of an offensive weapon. He currently remains in police custody. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101. The incident is still being investigated, no members of the public were seriously injured in the incident. newshub
  • Score: 6

8:11pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Perfman says...

dave cus wrote:
come on Worcester evening news....headline say 'Violent man with baseball bat'.........then "although no baseball bat had been found."
He eat the baseball bat and is answering all questions with "no comment"
[quote][p][bold]dave cus[/bold] wrote: come on Worcester evening news....headline say 'Violent man with baseball bat'.........then "although no baseball bat had been found."[/p][/quote]He eat the baseball bat and is answering all questions with "no comment" Perfman
  • Score: -2

9:48pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Ronnie6704 says...

Nice to see a strike!
Nice to see a strike! Ronnie6704
  • Score: -2

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