POLICE seized a machete and a meat cleaver from a male in Shanklin yesterday evening (Friday).

A 26-year-old male was stopped and searched. He was interviewed under caution and subsequently reported for summons.

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: "These offences are rare, partly because we continue to proactively disrupt and prevent knife crime.

"The male was interviewed and has now been summonsed."

The search was made as part of Operation Cornetto, with police spending many hours on targeted foot patrols across four Isle of Wight towns.

Following a further review and enquiries, the man was released with no further action.

The weapons have been seized for destruction.