Man with knife arrested

WORRIED residents called police at midnight on Friday July 1 after they spotted a man walking down a Cotmanhay street with a ‘large’ knife.

As a call came in officers rushed to the scene on Dovedale Circle and made an arrest.

Police charged the man, who lives not far from the scene, with possession of a blade in a public place.

He is due to appear at South Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday July 18.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can call Derbyshire police on 0345 1233333 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.