A group were fighting in Reynolds Road (credit: Google Maps)
Officers were called to the group of males, aged between 16 and 20, fighting with weapons in Reynolds Avenue at around 8.15pm on Saturday, 10 July.
Three of the youths were detained near to the scene after a chase broke out following police arrival.
Machetes, cannabis, balaclavas and acid were recovered from the trio.
A further three arrests were made following subsequent enquiries.
Detectives Sergeant Josh Ranghel of the Met’s East Area BCU said: “The police officers responding to this incident were mindful of the reports of weapons being used and were determined to act to take those weapons off our streets.
“Looking at what has been recovered, I am sure that local people are grateful that the officers took such positive action at some risk to their own safety to pursue these individuals, detain them, seize weapons and hold them to account for their actions.
“While awaiting the outcome of those arrests, I can only hope that the young people currently in custody take some time to reflect upon the circumstances in which they found themselves.
“Carrying weapons and bringing violence onto the streets of East London will not be tolerated, and my colleagues and I are doing all that we can to stop this offending and reduce the unacceptable level of violence.”
Anyone close to someone on the fringes of knife crime, can call 100 per cent anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers.
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