Published: 12:50, 16 September 2020
| Updated: 13:44, 16 September 2020
A "large hunting knife" has been seized from a teenager in a park.
A Community Policing Team patrol saw the 16-year-old acting suspiciously near Ashford's Victoria Park on Monday.
Despite running away, he was pursued and detained.
Recovered nearby was a rucksack containing a "large hunting knife", according to the police.
The knife has been seized by officers and a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article. He has since been released under investigation.
Chief Inspector Nick Sparkes, Area Commander for Ashford, said: "There is no excuse for carrying a knife on the streets of Kent and we will seek the prosecution of anyone found with a weapon.
"I am pleased the quick work of officers has seen another potential weapon removed from circulation and I ask parents, teachers and anyone who works with young people to tell us if they have any concerns and help us keep communities safe."