Police called after man carrying toy mistaken for having '˜a machete' at Meadows Festival

Police were called to a family festival after receiving reports of a man armed with a 'machete'.

Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 3:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd June 2018, 3:31 pm
Police officers patrol at the Meadows Festival.

A member of the public alerted Police Scotland to a man who they believed was carrying the blade around the popular Meadows Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Officers raced to the scene of the free, volunteer-run weekend of music, family activities and stalls where thousands were gathered.

Upon arrival, it was discovered the machete had been mistaken for a children’s plastic toy.

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A police spokesman said: “We did receive a call yesterday afternoon with a report that a man was in possession of a machete at The Meadows.

“However officers realised it was a toy when they arrived at the scene.”