Police probe continues after report of ‘machete man’ outside Sussex school

A man who was arrested in connection with an incident outside a Sussex school has been released from custody with strict bail conditions, said police.

It follows a report of a man with a machete outside Brighton Aldridge Community Academy on Thursday, September 17, at just before 3pm.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Officers responded to the scene and remained at the school to ensure students were able to leave safely.

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“A 24-year-old man from Brighton was arrested the following day (Friday, September 18), on suspicion of affray.

Police outside Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

“He has since been released on bail with strict conditions until October 14, as enquiries continue.”

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Police responded to a report of a man believed to be in possession of a machete in a woodland area in Lewes Road, Brighton, near Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
Police at the scene in Brighton