MAN WHO ‘THREATENED TO KILL WITH A KNIFE’ REMAINS IN POLICE CUSTODY

A 29-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of a number of offences after allegedly threatening to kill at least 1 person with a knife in Ryde yesterday evening (Tuesday).

As first reported by Island Echo, Police were called to Sandcroft Avenue off Quarry Road at around 20:00 following reports of a disturbance in the street.

Officers responded to the scene at speed when information was received that an individual was making threats to kill whilst in possession of a knife.

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It wasn’t long before the male was securely in cuffs having been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, threats to kill and assaulting an emergency worker.

He remains in custody at Newport Police Station at this time.

No one was injured in the incident, although a woman is reported to have been left shaken.

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