A MAN has been arrested following reports of a male carrying a knife and making threats toward people in Cowes this morning (Tuesday, May 17).

Officers attended and stopped and searched a 34-year-old man from Cowes in the High Street.

Police say a lock knife was recovered, and the man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public space.

He remains in custody, and police are following up on further enquiries.

Anyone who has any information about the incident can contact 101 quoting 44220194325.

A spokesperson from Isle of Wight Police said: “We are committed to tackling knife crime, and this week we are supporting the national Operation Sceptre week of action to reduce knife offending.

“This involves proactive operational police activity, supported by other initiatives including engagement with local schools and licensed premises.

“We also have a Surrender Bin positioned at the front counter of Newport Police Station and encourage anyone who has a knife or bladed weapon that they wish to surrender to police to make use of this bin.”