A MAN in possession of a knife was arrested in Bridgwater after a stop and search. 

A 22-year-old was stopped by Avon and Somerset Police officers on Fore Street around 5.30pm yesterday (April 20) under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The man produced a knife and ran from the officers. 

He was caught and arrested for possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. 

He remains in police custody.