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Five injured as machete armed man smashes Orpington church windows

PUBLISHED: 09:24 01 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:42 01 August 2012

A man was arrested and five people injured after Police responded to reports of a man armed with a machete smashing church windows in St Paul’s Cray last night.

A man was arrested and five people injured after police responded to reports of a man armed with a machete smashing church windows in St Paul’s Cray last night.

Police were called to St Barnabas Church, Rushet Road at around 8.18pm where the 56-year-old man was arrested for assault and criminal damage. He is currently being treated in hospital for a hand injury.

Five people, including a man and woman in their eighties and another woman aged around 60, were injured - though none of the injuries were caused by the machete.

None of the injuries are thought to be serious.

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