Three people were arrested after armed police responded to reports of an incident allegedly involving a “machete”.

Police were called to Ash Grove on the Harperbury Park housing estate off Harper Lane, near Radlett, just before 5pm yesterday (August 2).

It was following a report three males were involved in a row and that one was in possession of a weapon – described as a machete.

Officers, including from the armed unit, attended the scene before widening the search into Radlett in a bid to find the suspects.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of affray, police confirmed. Despite an extensive search, no weapons were found and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting crime reference number 41/61854/22.