Tory politician Scott Benton saw police officers rescue a woman from a man who was “repeatedly” attacking her with a “foot long machete” while accompanying them on a ride-along in Blackpool, England.
Mr Benton, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackpool South, was accompanying “Police and Council ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) and housing teams for a number of planned enforcement visits” around the South Shore area of the English resort town, which includes the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach, with local politician Councillor Bradley Mitchell.
It was Mitchell, a fellow Tory, who first spotted what he thought was a man “carrying a knife” from a police car, according to a post by the MP on social media.
“The Police turned the car around and 30 seconds later we saw a man with a foot long machete repeatedly attacking a young woman.
The Police got out of the car and ordered the man to