Police hunt for man with knife in Romford and Gidea Park

Gidea Park Station. Picture: Google Maps

Gidea Park Station. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

Police hunted for a knife-wielding man after several sightings around Havering on Friday.

Officers were called to reports of a man with a knife in South Street, Romford, at about 1.50pm but found no trace.

Later on, they were called to Romford train station to reports of the same man but again they found nothing.

A 22-year-old was arrested in Balgores Lane, Gidea Park, after exiting Gidea Park train station, on suspicion of possessing a knife in public and suspicion of possession of cannabis. A knife was found nearby.

He was taken into custody and bailed to return in mid March pending further enquiries. The investigation by Havering officers is ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call police via 101.