POLICE arrested two teenagers after a member of the public reported seeing weapons in a Toothill confrontation.

Officers visited Dunwich Drive at 12.30pm today and carried out a search of the area before finding a large knife nearby and handcuffing two boys - a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old - on suspicion of affray.

The suspects are in custody at Gablecross Police Station.

Sergeant Georgina Romani, from the Swindon community policing team, said: “We know that people living locally will have seen an increased police presence in the area throughout the afternoon and we don’t want them to be alarmed.

“The initial report we received suggested that weapons had been seen and I can confirm that we have now located a large knife in a nearby garden.

“However, thankfully, it appears that nobody was injured.

“We know that a local school temporarily took children inside and sent a message out to parents, but please be reassured that at no point was there believed to be any risk to the wider public.

 “You may notice increased patrols in the area throughout the evening, but please do not be alarmed.

“If you witnessed anything suspicious or you have any information which could assist this investigation, then please call us.”

Anyone with information should call Wiltshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.