Police officer threatened with machete in City of London

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A police officer has been threatened with a machete during a raid on a jewellery store.

City of London Police and armed officers were alerted to the incident on Liverpool Street just after 14:30.

Three men on mopeds reportedly used sledgehammers to smash the shop windows before fleeing.

Officers chased three of the men to a car park in Gravel Lane where one man was arrested. The two others remain on the run.

The force said a sledgehammer and the machete, which was used to threaten the officer, were recovered and there were no reports of any injuries.

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