Weapons and cannabis found as police swoop in Nelson
Police arrested a man wearing chain mail body armour as they seized a haul of weapons and drugs during a disturbance in Lancashire.
Concerned residents had reported a large gathering of people in Westfield Road, Nelson, on Tuesday evening.
Officers attended and found weapons including meat cleavers and axes hidden in cars, before a search of a nearby home revealed a cannabis farm.
Five people were arrested on suspicion of violence and drug-related offences.
Three men, aged 28, 31 and 32, were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder and possession of offensive weapons.
A further two arrests were made at a house in Smith Street, where the cannabis farm was found.
A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder and possession of offensive weapons, and a woman, 36, was held on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and extracting electricity.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said the arrests were believed to have prevented violent disorder taking place.