Man charged after Barnstaple meat cleaver reports

A man who was arrested after police received reports of someone carrying a meat cleaver has been charged with causing criminal damage.

Kristian Maddocks, 35, from Barnstaple, was also charged with possessing a bladed weapon and affray.

It comes after police were called to Hughes Avenue in Barnstaple in the early hours of Tuesday.

He faced Exeter Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody. He will appear at crown court on a later date.

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