Newport man arrested after brandishing sword in Beechwood Park, Newport

South Wales Argus: Police helicopter hunts swordsman in Newport park Police helicopter hunts swordsman in Newport park

UPDATE: 2.07pm

A 21-YEAR-OLD Newport man has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon after he was found with a sword in a Newport park last night.

Gwent Police said they received a report of a man with a sword in Beechwood Park at 12.25am.

He is currently in police custody.

Police said a wooden sword was found nearby and that nobody was harmed.

 


8.25am

POLICE hunted down a man suspected of carrying a sword in Newport's Beechwood Park at 1.30am today.


The search was carried out by the police helicopter who described on Twitter how aircraft officers searched for "a suspicious male dressed in black with a sword."


@PontcannaLife wrote on Twitter: "There's only a b***** Ninja loose in Newport."

Do you know anything about the suspected swordsman?  Call the Newsdesk on 01633 777226.

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12:37pm Thu 6 Sep 12

NakedDancer says...

What the point of including a silly twitter post ? very amateur reporting
What the point of including a silly twitter post ? very amateur reporting NakedDancer

12:42pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

"The search was carried out by the police helicopter who described on Twitter how aircraft officers searched for "a suspicious male dressed in black with a sword."

"Do you know anything about the suspected swordsman?"

Is it Zorro?
"The search was carried out by the police helicopter who described on Twitter how aircraft officers searched for "a suspicious male dressed in black with a sword." "Do you know anything about the suspected swordsman?" Is it Zorro? Katie Re-Registered

1:30pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

Ps. I'm really impressed how much technology has moved on when the police force have a helicopter that can compose and type messages on twitter.
Ps. I'm really impressed how much technology has moved on when the police force have a helicopter that can compose and type messages on twitter. Katie Re-Registered

2:51pm Thu 6 Sep 12

ncfcr says...

A wooden sword? So, a stick then?
A wooden sword? So, a stick then? ncfcr

7:31pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Dave_Ck says...

The man was dressed as a ninja, and was on his way home from a fancy dress party!
The man was dressed as a ninja, and was on his way home from a fancy dress party! Dave_Ck

2:18am Fri 7 Sep 12

smokintheweed says...

It's a serious problem these days. Some nutter comes up to you with a toy sword and before you know it Beechwood Park has become the set for a remake of Apocalypse Now. Having said that, perhaps an overreaction by the police to get their toys out but better than ignore the possibility of a man armed with a very dangerous weapon.

I've gotta go anyway, Got my chainsaw back from the shop and I need to hang around the canal with my hockey mask .
It's a serious problem these days. Some nutter comes up to you with a toy sword and before you know it Beechwood Park has become the set for a remake of Apocalypse Now. Having said that, perhaps an overreaction by the police to get their toys out but better than ignore the possibility of a man armed with a very dangerous weapon. I've gotta go anyway, Got my chainsaw back from the shop and I need to hang around the canal with my hockey mask . smokintheweed

1:05pm Fri 7 Sep 12

denlexx says...

something strange is going on in newport man swims in river and now a man in a park with a stick what is it coming to.
something strange is going on in newport man swims in river and now a man in a park with a stick what is it coming to. denlexx

2:46pm Fri 7 Sep 12

ncfcr says...

Is this even news? A man was found with a wooden training sword - woopy doo.

To give you an idea about what we're talking about here - http://www.chinese-s
words-guide.com/imag
es/Wooden-jian-compa
re.jpg

They'll be arresting dog walkers for throwing wooden knives next.
Is this even news? A man was found with a wooden training sword - woopy doo. To give you an idea about what we're talking about here - http://www.chinese-s words-guide.com/imag es/Wooden-jian-compa re.jpg They'll be arresting dog walkers for throwing wooden knives next. ncfcr

6:27pm Fri 7 Sep 12

king arthur 1 says...

was he sunbathing ? whats next ????
was he sunbathing ? whats next ???? king arthur 1

6:27pm Fri 7 Sep 12

king arthur 1 says...

was he sunbathing ? whats next ????
was he sunbathing ? whats next ???? king arthur 1

6:28pm Fri 7 Sep 12

king arthur 1 says...

was he sunbathing ? whats next ????
was he sunbathing ? whats next ???? king arthur 1

6:28pm Fri 7 Sep 12

king arthur 1 says...

was he sunbathing ? whats next ????
was he sunbathing ? whats next ???? king arthur 1

6:33pm Fri 7 Sep 12

king arthur 1 says...

he might be one of my knights from my round table, as i have one missing...?
he might be one of my knights from my round table, as i have one missing...? king arthur 1

10:21pm Fri 7 Sep 12

regescu72 says...

I think it is about time the police started arresting women who take their children to school in their ‘nightwear’ for indecent exposure. My child goes to a primary school in Newport and each morning there seems to be an ever increasing amount of young women with an awful lot on display.
Only this morning a young woman was oblivious to the fact that she was wearing a large tear in the crotch area of her bottoms. When I kindly pointed out that her modesty needed covering she screamed out that I should not have been looking. My response to this was that as Headmaster of the school I was perfectly within my rights to view the parents with my binoculars from the comfort of my own office.
Gwent police I hope you are watching these young ‘Vicky Pollards’ because I certainly will be!!
I think it is about time the police started arresting women who take their children to school in their ‘nightwear’ for indecent exposure. My child goes to a primary school in Newport and each morning there seems to be an ever increasing amount of young women with an awful lot on display. Only this morning a young woman was oblivious to the fact that she was wearing a large tear in the crotch area of her bottoms. When I kindly pointed out that her modesty needed covering she screamed out that I should not have been looking. My response to this was that as Headmaster of the school I was perfectly within my rights to view the parents with my binoculars from the comfort of my own office. Gwent police I hope you are watching these young ‘Vicky Pollards’ because I certainly will be!! regescu72

4:22pm Sat 8 Sep 12

Radio Wales says...

A wooden stick sounds so much more exciting when described as a sword.
A wooden stick sounds so much more exciting when described as a sword. Radio Wales

4:04pm Mon 10 Sep 12

County says...

A man on his own; obviously a paedophile.
A man on his own; obviously a paedophile. County

7:12pm Mon 10 Sep 12

biker1 says...

The Ringland Ninja, caught!!!!!!
The Ringland Ninja, caught!!!!!! biker1

7:13pm Mon 10 Sep 12

biker1 says...

Twitter "Ringland Ninja" Hilarious.
Twitter "Ringland Ninja" Hilarious. biker1

7:37pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Radio Wales says...

County wrote:
A man on his own; obviously a paedophile.
Not necessarily, he could be a rapist.
[quote][p][bold]County[/bold] wrote: A man on his own; obviously a paedophile.[/p][/quote]Not necessarily, he could be a rapist. Radio Wales

3:34pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Dolieboy says...

Robin of Loxley ?
Robin of Loxley ? Dolieboy

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