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Police arrest man who had metal pole in his jacket in Norwich park

PUBLISHED: 15:13 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:50 18 September 2019

Police arrested a man who was found to have a metal pole in his jacket. PIC: Norwich Police Twitter.

Police arrested a man who was found to have a metal pole in his jacket. PIC: Norwich Police Twitter.

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A man has been arrested after police found him with a metal pole in his jacket in a Norwich park.

Police were patrolling Chapelfield Gardens on Wednesday (September 18) when they stopped a man and recovered a metal pole from his jacket.

The man was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.

Norwich Police reported news of the arrest on social media.

They tweeted: "Norwich East SNT patrolling Chapelfield Gardens today. Stopped male and recovered metal pole concealed in his jacket. Male has been arrested for possession of an offensive weapon. #PC1406 #PC1572 #NESNT".

Meanwhile, officers from the Earlham Safer Neighbourhood Team have been at the UEA today near to Congregation Hall urging people to get their bikes marked for free as part of a security marking event.

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