A MAN has been charged after police say a lock knife was recovered from a vehicle.

A vehicle was stopped by police on Shirdley Avenue, Kirkby on Thursday night (July 18).

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Officers allegedly recovered a lock knife from inside the vehicle during a stop search.

David Garth, 25, of Inman Avenue, St Helens has been charged with possession of a knife in a public space.

He is due to appear in court in connection with the matter on August 22.