Man reportedly seen wielding machete in Prestwich

A man was reportedly seen wielding a machete in Prestwich at the weekend.

Police were called to Rectory Lane at around 4pm on Sunday to reports that a man had a knife.

The popular Prestwich Clough Day was being held that day less than a mile away from where the man was seen.

Police attended but no suspect was found.

The incident is being investigated.

Inspector Gareth Edwards, of Greater Manchester Police’s Bury district, said: “We are piecing together what happened and our inquiries are under way.

“There will be more patrols in the area over the next few days and we will be carrying out weapons sweeps in the green spaces.”

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact police on 0161 8568204 quoting incident 2,069 of May 22.

Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at

If you can not report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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