WITH VIDEO: This is the moment a teenager was apprehended by a van full of police officers after reports of a knifeman on the Level.
The dramatic arrest, which began with one officer using his baton after the youth refused to take his hands out of his pockets, unfolded in front of people on their way to pubs and bars in Brighton’s newly fashionable London Road.
Police didn’t find a knife, but did recover a quantity of drugs.
A police spokesman said: “Officers were flagged down by The Level, Brighton, on Friday (15 January) at 8.05pm by a man who said there was a man with a knife on the level. He gave a description of the suspect.
“Officers carried out a search and a youth started to run towards London Road after seeing the police vehicle. He was eventually stopped by officers in London Road.
“He refused to get on his knees and remove his hands from his pockets after being asked to do so by officers so he was brought to the ground and searched. No knife was found but a quantity of drugs were.
“A 17-year-old boy, from Brighton, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. He was questioned and released on bail until 21 February.”
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