A 26-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after police seized a knife in Rainford during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, September 12).

At around 1.30am officers were called to reports of "suspicious activity" in Rainford.

In an area search a man was stop searched, although nothing was found.

Officers remained in the area and stopped a vehicle believed to have been linked.

Following a stop search, a knife was recovered.

A 26-year-old man from Kirkby was arrested on suspicion of possession of a pointed or bladed article and of drug driving.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately via 999 or 101.