Reports of children being chased with a hatchet in Derry

Police in Derry are appealing for information following an incident in the Clonmeen Drive area yesterday (Friday).

A report was received at approx 9.50pm of a man armed with a hatchet chasing local children in the street.

Armed response officers were tasked to the scene and a 44 year old man was taken into police custody.

Residents at the scene informed police that a second man had also been involved and a 42 year old man was arrested a short time later.

One man remains in police custody whilst the second man has been released on police bail. Enquiries are continuing.