Man ‘brandishing knife’ cautioned

Police respond to reports of a man threatening people with a knife in Barnstaple.

A MAN allegedly brandishing a knife around a Barnstaple industrial estate on Wednesday has been cautioned by police.

Police were alerted by a 999 call at around 1.10pm to reports of a man threatening people with a knife in Howard Avenue.

A police spokesman said a dispute had reportedly broken out between several men in the street.

Officers reported to the scene immediately and approached a man walking along Eastern Avenue fitting the description of the suspect.

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The 24-year-old local man was detained by a police dog at around 1.40pm and officers recovered a weapon in nearby shrubbery.

He was cautioned for affray and released without charge.

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