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Armed police called out to knife incident

Armed police called out to knife incident

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Armed police called out to knife incident


Armed police were called out to reports of a man brandishing a knife in the street in the north of town late on Sunday morning.

Specially-trained firearms officers were deployed when the police were called about a “serious disturbance” near Unifare in the road that runs through Le Geyt flats between Grands Vaux and Springfield Stadium.

A man has been charged in relation to the incident - 41-year-old Paulo Jorge Da Silva is set to appear in the Magistrate's Court this morning to face a charge of affray.

A police statement yesterday afternoon said that although they have arrested a man who fits the description of the man armed with the knife, they would like any witnesses to come forward.

They said: “At approximately 11.50 am three men were seen in the area and one of the men had allegedly brandished a knife.

“The man seen with the knife was described as being about 5’7” tall with dark hair, wearing a light blue polo shirt with horizontal pale stripes, and was of Mediterranean appearance.

“This man ran from the area towards Springfield stadium. A man fitting the description has been arrested but Police would like to speak to anyone else who may have witnessed the incident or has any information.”

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