Preston teenager, 19, charged after being caught with large machete-style knife in city centre

A teenager was charged after being caught with a large machete-style knife in Preston city centre.

Police responded to reports a man had been detained by door staff in Church Street on Saturday (July 2).

The man was found in possession of a large machete-style knife and was promptly arrested at the scene.

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A 19-year-old man was later charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He was remanded into custody to appear before Preston magistrates on Monday morning (July 4).

A teenager was charged after being caught with a large machete-style knife in Preston (Credit: Lancashire Police)