POLICE say they were called to allegations a man making threats with a knife in St Helens yesterday afternoon – although a later search of a suspect found no weapons. (Monday, May 13).

Witnesses reported seeing a police presence on Westfield Street on Monday afternoon, which led to a flurry of posts on social media.

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In a Merseyside Police statement, officers confirmed they received reports at around 3.45pm of a man making threats with a knife on Kirkland Street, St Helens.

Officers attended and a man was located and searched on Westfield Street.

Police say the search proved to be negative and no further action was taken.