Southport teenager charged with possessing a knife blade in a public place

Man charged following warrant at address in Bidston

We have charged a Southport teenager with possessing a knife blade in a public place.

At 5.30pm last night, Wednesday 22nd September, we received reports a male had been threatened with a hammer on Lord Street in Southport by a group of males.

Officers attended at the scene and a male made off.

Following a foot chase a 15 year-old boy was detained and found to be in possession of a knife. Following a search a hammer was also later recovered.

The 15 year-old has been charged with possession of a knife blade in a public place.

He was remanded into custody to appear at Merseyside youth remand court today, Thursday 23rd September.

Sefton Community policing Inspector Graham Fisher said: “We know how weapons can be used to cause fear and intimidation in our communities. I would urge anyone who has information about people who are carrying or storing weapons to contact us so that we can take positive action.”

Anyone with information can DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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