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Man arrested over public order offence in Newport

Police have located a suspect and carried out a number of searches following a public order incident in Newport on Wednesday afternoon. It is also understood that someone has been arrested and spoken to by police.

Officers from Hampshire police were called to St James’ Street around midday when disorder erupted outside McDonalds – a hotspot for anti social behaviour.

The situation took an unexpected turn when a Renault Clio stopped at the traffic lights on South Street. A mLe exited the vehicle, opened the boot and removed what is thought to be a weapon of types. The man then walked across the road and approached a group of people.

The incident was captured on the dash cam of a vehicle waiting in traffic. This was uploaded to Facebook and has since been shared far and wide. Many who have seen the video have suggested the offensive weapon appears to be an extendable baton, similar to those used by the Police.

It has been confirmed today (Sunday) that Police are aware of the incident. Officers say that they have located a suspect, carried out searches and that the investigation continues.