Police are actively looking for several male suspects following a disturbance outside of a pub in Rayleigh High Street, Essex.
Just after 18:00 hours on Saturday evening (22nd Feb), officers were called to a disturbance outside of a high street pub which had started after a group of males were refused entry to the premises.
The group did not manage to gain entry to the pub and left the area.
A spokesperson for Essex Police told EssexLive.News:
“One of the men was reported to have a knife.
“Officers quickly arrived and challenged five men when who were at the location a short time after.
“The men ran off in the direction of Bull Lane, with one of the men attempting to discharge a Taser at officers.
“With assistance from the National Police Air Service, a man believed to be connected with the incident was arrested.”
A 20-year-old man from Leigh-on-Sea was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and remains in police custody.
No officers were hurt during the incident.
Essex Police added:
“Due to this we have an obligation to make the public aware that a Section 60 Authority has been authorised and covers Highfield Crescent in Rayleigh and the surrounding area including the A1015 to South Victoria Road, the B1013 and Trinity Road.
“If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dashcam footage, or any other information about the disturbance, please call us on 101 quoting incident 1471 of 22nd Feb or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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