Boy, 17, arrested in connection with knife incident following neighbourhood protest

By Stephen Houston

A boy of 17 has been arrested after allegedly being found on the street with a knife.

The incident followed what has been termed as a “public gathering” outside a house in Linwood.

A number of people had arrived outside the flat on Friday morning in a form of protest.

One person emerged from one of the flats allegedly in possession of a knife.

Police received multiple calls after the suspect was allegedly seen “running around in the street” with the weapon.

It happened in Kintyre Avenue around 10am.

Officers took statements and later arrested a 17-year-old boy.

A spokesman said: “He was arrested for allegedly being in possession of a knife and will appear at Paisley Sheriff Court.”

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