Preston teenager was found with knife

Find: The weapon seized in Ribbleton, Preston

Find: The weapon seized in Ribbleton, Preston

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This is the alarming weapon officers seized from a 16-year-old boy walking through a Preston neighbourhood.

The youngster was searched by armed response officers who were on a routine patrol in Ribbleton on Thursday.

They seized the wooden handled knife from him and arrested him.

A youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with offences of making threats to kill, possessing an offensive weapon and breaching an anti social behaviour order (ASBO), in relation to the incident.

He is expected to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court.