Officers reportedly found a hook machete inside the vehicle (credit: Metropolitan Police)
Plain clothes officers in unmarked vehicles allegedly had cause to stop a vehicle in Waterloo Road at around 10pm on Saturday, 24 October.
The vehicle initially did not stop but eventually came to an abrupt halt and all four occupants quickly swapped seats.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and reportedly found a hook machete, lock knife, face coverings and gloves.
They also reportedly found the vehicle was on false plates and a further three VRM plates were hidden inside it.
All four men, aged 19, 20, 21 and 24, from Oxford, were arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, going equipped to steal and theft of a motor vehicle.
They have since been charged for going equipped to steal and have been released under investigation for possession of an offensive weapon.
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