TWO men were arrested after reports of a fight involving a “sword and a hammer”.

The incident happened at Portland Road in Hove on Sunday at 3.30pm.

It was rumoured that a fight got “out of hand” over a row over a dog not being on a lead.

Witnesses reported seeing a man with a bloodied face near Ingram Crescent East.

Police sought to calm fears about the incident being a major threat to the public, and said armed officers arrived “within minutes” to take control of the situation.

On Sunday the police said: “It was an isolated incident between two men, known to each other, and they had a fight.

“That fight got a bit out of hand and involved bladed weapons, hence why we sent firearms officers.

“Both men were arrested at the scene.”

Now the police have given an update, and a man aged 35 and a man aged 38 were both arrested on suspicion of affray.

The force said: “We responded to reports of a fight between two men at Ingram Crescent East, Hove.

“A 35-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm to the 38-year-old.

“A hammer and a sword were seized for examination. Both men are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.”