A SUSPECT has been arrested after a man allegedly approached a van driver in the early hours of this morning.

A man had been seen carrying an axe in Bassenthwaite Avenue, Clinkham Wood at around 4.35am today, Tuesday, July 7.

He is reported to have approached a van driver while armed with the weapon. 

Officers attended and arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. 

He has been taken to a police station for questioning. 

There are no reports of any injuries, said a police spokesperson.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref 20000396915 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111