A spokesman from Essex Police said:"Officers are investigating after a man was stabbed in Northlands Park, Basildon, earlier today.
"We were called just after 3.35pm on September 4, following reports that a man had been stabbed with what was described as a samurai sword.
"The victim attended hospital, but did not require any further medical treatment.
"Our enquiries are ongoing and we believe this was a targeted attack."A samurai sword! Bit exotic?
One witness took to Facebook to express his horror at what took place.
The man, who will remain anonymous, said: “A couple of fellas jumped out of a car, started arguing with two other blokes and a woman then they just pulled out machetes and started whacking each other.
“It was right in front of everyone’s kids and everything. It looked like a bit of banter at first then it just went manic.”So....which was it?