Cornwall

People chased by cleaver-wielding man in Newquay

Mask and meat cleaver Image copyright Newquay Police E Section Response
Image caption Devon and Cornwall Police received a "number of calls" from terrified members of the public

A man wearing a "Friday 13th"-style mask and brandishing a meat cleaver chased people around a seaside resort, police have said.

It happened in the Fore Street area of Newquay, Cornwall, at about 04:40 BST.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they received a "number of calls" from terrified members of the public who had been threatened.

Officers arrested a man at about 05:10 BST and he remains in police custody. No one was injured in the incident.

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