Cheadle Pub Customers And Bouncers Use Chairs To Fight Off Man With Machete


Pub bouncers used chairs to fight off a man who tried to attack them with a machete in Cheadle.
The man was disarmed and detained with the help of drinkers at the pub until police arrived.
Police were called to The James Watts, formerly The Star Inn, on High Street where it is understood the man had either been refused entry or kicked out of the venue earlier that evening before returning with the knife in a sheath.
After again arguing with door staff, he produced the machete and began threatening them with it.
Witnesses say they heard a loud commotion outside and looked through the windows to see the bouncers using chairs to defend themselves from the knifeman.
A number of customers then went outside to help.
A witness said: “ “We were just sat there having a drink when all of a sudden we heard banging and a load of commotion coming from outside.
“The bouncers were trying to fight off this guy with a machete using chairs, then some people from the pub went to help and managed to get the knife off him and hold him down until the police came.
“When it was all done they came back inside and there was a round of applause for them, then everyone just kept enjoying their drinks.”
A police spokesman said: “said: “We were called just before 9.55pm on Friday night to a pub on High Street in Cheadle to reports that a man had turned up with a machete and was threatening door staff who used chairs to defend themselves.”
“The man was detained before police arrived and was arrested on suspicion of affray.”