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Man pulls knife on shop security guard in town centre

A man pulled out a knife in a Merseyside town centre.

Merseyside Police confirmed that a man threatened a shop security guard with a knife yesterday (Thursday, November 24) in Southport town centre. The security guard used the town link radio system to alert a PCSO in the area who managed to get officers to the scene quickly.

A 31-year-old man was detained a short distance away and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public place and affray.

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Merseyside Police posted on Sefton Police Facebook page about the incident this morning. The post said: "A 31-year-old man was arrested in Southport town centre yesterday, Thursday 24th November, following a report that he threatened a store security guard with a knife.

"The security guard used the Town Link Radio system to alert one of our town centre PCSOs, who was then able to get officers to the scene quickly. The man was detained a short distance away and arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public place and affray.

"A further update will be provided at a later date."

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