Tuesday 27 September 2016

Two men arrested after 'knife threats' in Hatton Garden jewellery quarter

Jemma Crew

Published 29/02/2016 | 16:35

Two men being arrested after one was seen making threats with a knife and another allegedly assaulted a police constable in Hatton garden in Holborn Credit: Alex France/PA Wire
Two men being arrested after one was seen making threats with a knife and another allegedly assaulted a police constable in Hatton garden in Holborn Credit: Alex France/PA Wire

Two men have been arrested after one was seen making threats with a knife and another allegedly assaulted a police constable.

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Crowds of bystanders witnessed the altercation, which took place on a busy shopping street in the jewellery quarter in Holborn, central London.

Two men being arrested after one was seen making threats with a knife and another allegedly assaulted a police constable in Hatton garden in Holborn Credit: Alex France/PA Wire
Two men being arrested after one was seen making threats with a knife and another allegedly assaulted a police constable in Hatton garden in Holborn Credit: Alex France/PA Wire

Police were called to Hatton Garden - near to the site of last April's jewellery raid - just before 2pm on Monday February 29.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called to Hatton Garden to reports of a man with a knife, making threats.

"On arrival officers arrested one man on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

"A second man was arrested on suspicion of affray and assaulting a police constable."

No one was injured during the incident.

Both men remain in custody at a north London station.

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