A man wielding a meat cleaver in Tooting has been detained by police.

Police were called just after 6pm today (July 3) to Herlwyn Gardens in Hebdon Road following reports of a man armed with a meat cleaver.

Armed police officers attended and the man was detained under the Mental Health Act.

Following this he was taken to a mental health facility.

Thankfully though, police said that there were no reported injuries as a result.