A MAN was arrested in Lye this morning (Wednesday January 29) after reportedly brandishing a knife in the High Street.

The incident unfolded after an ambulance crew, driving through Lye, spotted a man with two dogs - waving a knife about - and reported the incident to police.

PCSO Neal Hunt said in a neighbourhood alert: "Lye NHT officers attended the High Street and the male wouldn’t co-operate with officers and walked off towards Chapel Street waving the knife about.

"After a struggle with officers the male was detained and conveyed to custody by response officers from Brierley Hill Police Station, who were also on their way to the High Street."

The man, aged 30, was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a knife.

Stourbridge News: The knife that was recovered from the scene. Pic - West Midlands PoliceThe knife that was recovered from the scene. Pic - West Midlands Police

Anyone who knows of or is concerned about a person who carries a knife can report it to police on 101 or anonymously online at fearless.org.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime, quoting crime reference number 20DY/25508F/20.