A POLICE Community Support Officer from Yeovil has been thanked for his bravery after confronting a group armed with weapons including a samurai sword.

PCSO Adam Goff was promoting the Neigbourhood Watch Scheme at an event held by the Westfield Community Association in Stiby Road at around 2pm on Monday, August 17, when a fight broke out across the road.

Seeing a group of about six men involved in a brawl, PCSO Goff went across the street to see if he could control the situation.

One of the men was holding a samurai sword that PCSO Goff managed to recover from the situation, which he then kept under control as he waited for backup to arrive.

Despite what police describe as 'other weapons' being involved, the men sustained only minor injuries.

Three men were arrested and subsequently bailed as part of an ongoing investigation.

Members of Westfield Community Association who witnessed the incident praised PCSO Goff for his actions.

A spokesman said: “We believe this is an isolated incident and related to an earlier dispute between a very few residents in Stiby Road.

“We are working closely with Westfield Community Association and other community groups to ensure the safety of the public is maintained.”

Officers added that patrols in the area would be stepped up to reassure the public.

Anyone with information relating to the events is urged to contact Yeovil police on 0845-4567000.