Chorley man 'with knife' arrested after being spotted loitering near Leyland Co-op

A man who was spotted loitering near a Co-op store was arrested by police after he was seen throwing away a bag which contained a large kitchen knife in Leyland.

By Sean Gleaves
Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 2:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 2:54 pm

Police received a call from a concerned member of the public who had seen a man "acting suspiciously" near the Co-op store on Dunkirk Lane at around 2am today (April 28).

When officers arrived at the scene a man was spotted leaving the area on a bike.

The man was found shortly afterwards and was seen throwing away a bag which contained a large kitchen knife on further investigation, according to police.

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A concerned member of the publiccalled police after spotting a man "acting suspiciously" near the Co-opon Dunkirk Lane. (Credit: Google)

A 33-year-old man from Chorley was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife and is currently in custody.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "When something doesn’t look or feel right it’s usually for a reason, and so we would like to thank the person that reported the suspicious activity to us, as it resulted in us making an arrest and seizing a potentially dangerous weapon."