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.



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."

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