A SUSPECT was arrested and two knives were recovered as police attended Prescot Road on Wednesday evening.

A man was detained suspicion of possession of a bladed article and two knives were located.

Police said that members of the public offered assistance of a response Sergeant during the incident.

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In a statement, police said: "During the incident, numerous members of the public offered assistance to the Sergeant whilst further patrols arrived to assist.

"This does not go unrecognised and we would like to offer our sincere thanks to those public-spirited citizens."

The Star has asked Merseyside Police for further details on the incident.