A PENSIONER has been arrested after a driver brandished a “metal object” at pedestrians who refused to move out of the way.

The arrest comes after an incident in St Thomas Street in Winchester on Wednesday, January 12 at around 3.35pm.

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Hampshire police confirmed a driver in a blue Jaguar ‘drove into a pedestrian area’ in the street and mounted the kerb before getting out holding a “metal object”.

One witness, who did not want to be named, told the Hampshire Chronicle: “I was walking down and saw a car driving by the cafe.

“He was in his car while shouting at people trying to get them to move even though they were in a pedestrianised area.”

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The witness said the driver then got out the car with the object.

Police said a 71-year-old Winchester man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

A police spokeswoman said: “He has been questioned by officers and released under investigation while enquiries continue.”

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