A teenager has been arrested after two men were allegedly threatened with an imitation pistol in Epsom.

John Arthur, 39, of Worcester Park, and his friend Rob Betts, 42, were walking to catch a late night taxi in Epsom High Street on Wednesday, June 8, when the incident happened.

Mr Arthur said the assault took place near McDonalds shortly before 1am.

He said he managed to wrestle the man to the ground, although he subsequently escaped while they were waiting for police to arrive.

Mr Arthur said: “My friend screamed out for help so I grabbed his arm and put him in an arm lock and got him onto the ground.”

Police carried out a full search of the area and a man was arrested in a nearby alleyway.

The two men were seen by paramedics and Mr Betts received hospital treatment for minor facial injuries.

Muzi Mguni, 18, from Rother Crescent, Crawley, has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.

He appeared at South East Surrey Magistrate's Court on June 9 and has been remanded in custody and will appear at Guildford Crown Court on June 23.