‘Axeman’ on horseback arrested after riding through town

PUBLISHED: 17:16 19 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:16 19 August 2020

St Andrew's Road in Beccles. PHOTO: Google Maps

St Andrew's Road in Beccles. PHOTO: Google Maps


A horse rider has been arrested after allegedly riding through a market town with an axe at night.

Suffolk Police have arrested a 28-year-old man after an incident in Beccles at around 8pm on Tuesday night, August 18.

A member of the public reported the man after seeing a suspected axe in the saddle as he rode along St Andrew’s Road towards a nearby park.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, as well as on suspicion of a public order offence after an earlier incident at a bakery on New Market in the town.

He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning where he currently remains.

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