THIS is the shocking moment thugs wielding 4ft machetes were filmed brawling in a street.
Horrified onlookers watched on as rival groups chased each other around the streets of Leeds on Tuesday night.
Armed police rushed to Harehills shortly after 8pm following reports of masked men brandishing weapons and a loud bang.
The men had fled before officers arrived however two of the machetes were able to be recovered.
Footage of the clash shows men dressed in all black running up the street shouting at each other.
One man appears to swing a machete at a man who is wearing a grey tracksuit.
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As he backs away, he falls backwards and the other man stands over him with the weapon.
Someone in the background urges him and others who gather around to "calm down" while another voice is heard saying "police".
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the loud bang was from a brick being tossed through the window of a house.
They said: "At 8.09pm yesterday, police were called to a disturbance in the street in Edgware Avenue, Harehills, involving masked males armed with machetes.
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"A witness reported hearing a loud bang. Armed officers were deployed to the scene and confirmed the noise was a window at an address having been broken with a brick.
"The males had run off towards Bayswater Road and Harehills Road.
"Officers searched the area for them but no suspects were found and no one was found with any injuries.
"Two machetes were recovered in the vicinity along with a bag containing wraps of what is believed to be Class A drugs.
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"The incident is being investigated by detectives from Leeds District CID, and officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are increasing their patrols of the area to reassure residents."
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police, quoting crime reference 13220465395.
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