A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with possession of a knife and possession of cannabis.

On Saturday, February 16 police officers on patrol in Church Square came across three youths said to be "acting suspiciously".

Police say the boys tried to make off and after a short pursuit, one teenager was detained and searched.

Police recovered a kitchen knife, cannabis and a small hammer.

A 17-year-old-boy, from Sutton Leach, was arrested in connection with the incident.

He has since been charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of a Class B drug.

The boy has been released on bail and is due to appear in court in relation to the matter in March.