Man threatened with machete in Bexhill

A man was threatened with a machete during a terrifying incident in a Bexhill car park.

Saturday, 9th July 2016, 7:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:30 pm

At around 9.30am on Saturday (July 9), Sussex Police received a report the victim had been approached by two men in a private car park in Sutherland Avenue.

The pair got out of a blue BMW car and threatened him with a machete before driving off.

Their car was traced to the A267 at Frant, heading north into Kent, and police units from Sussex and neighbouring forces, including a police helicopter and armed response vehicles, were deployed.

Sussex Police say the car was seen to join the A21 near Southborough and then the M25 near Sevenoaks before passing through the Dartford Tunnel into Essex.

The BMW was stopped near junction 30 shortly before 11am and the two men were arrested on suspicion of various offences, including drink-driving, taking a vehicle without consent and making threats to kill.

The pair are being held in police custody at Hastings pending further enquiries.

The victim was unharmed in the incident.