'Masked man carrying Samurai sword' arrested in north London

Police made the arrest after being called to reprots of a group of armed youths in Islington

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A masked man carrying a Samurai sword was arrested in north London after police were called to reports of a group of youths armed with bricks and sticks.

Scotland Yard said officers were called shortly after midnight today to reports of the group in Hornsey Road, Holloway.

A Met Police spokesman said that as police responded to the group, a man wearing a hockey-style mask, and carrying a large bag, ran away. 

Having chased after him, officers discovered the bag contained a Samurai-style sword. 

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and taken into custody.

Detectives in Islington are investigating.

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