Teen arrested after reports of man with knife
A TEENAGE boy has been arrested by police investigating reports a knifeman was wandering the streets of Newsome.
The 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon at 8.35am yesterday, West Yorkshire Police said.
No-one was injured during the incident, which occurred in Newsome Road South.
Chief Insp Alan Travis, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “I can understand people’s concern about this incident and we had a number of calls about it. Officers were quickly on the scene and we have arrested someone in connection with it.”
Newsome issued a warning to parents after the reports.
The pre-school’s deputy manager Lisa Mosley said: “There was a rumour from other parents that there was someone walking the streets with a knife.
“We look after young children so we put the message on as a precaution to parents.”
Newsome High School (NHS) also issued a short statement to parents via text message, inset.
The school said the individual involved was not a pupil of the school. It said yesterday: “You may be aware of an incident in the Newsome area this morning.
“The person involved was not a student at NHS (Newsome High School.
“Police have attended and dealt with the incident.”
The school did not wish to comment further.
A teenager was arrested after reports of someone in this area of Newsome with a knife