Knifeman arrested in Stoke-on-Trent city centre after ‘police incident’


A knifeman has been arrested in Stoke-on-Trent city centre following a ‘police incident’.

Stafford Street in Hanley was closed shortly before 2pm today (March 8) with traffic having to divert around the area.

Police officers have now revealed it came after reports a man with a knife had been spotted on the nearby Hope Street.

Following a search, a 31-year-old man was arrested.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in Hanley.

“Officers were called at 1.40pm today to reports of a man with a knife on Hope Street.

“The 31-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, was also arrested on suspicion of affray and assaulting an emergency worker.

“He remains in police custody.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 101 quoting incident 335 of March 8.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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