POLICE have said they attended a park in Newton-le-Willows to allegations of a man in possession of a knife.

Witnesses reported seeing emergency services attend Mesnes Park last Friday night (May 17).

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A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "There was an unconfirmed sighting of someone with a knife.

"We had a call at about 7.30pm of an alleged offender with a knife on him.

"The search was negative."