Man arrested after ‘offensive weapon’ seized on Aberdeen street

A man has been arrested after police seized a knife on an Aberdeen street.

Police said today they carried out an operation in Kittybrewster over two days after residents raised concerns about antisocial behaviour.

Officers seized the knife and arrested one man and reported another to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police also arrested another person due to an outstanding warrant.

Officers carried out spot checks at seven pubs and off-licences and found all of them were sticking to the rules on selling alcohol.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “As a result of concerns raised by the community, officers from the Kittybrewster Community Policing Team carried out an operation targeting a variety of issues including antisocial behaviour, acquisitive crime and drug misuse.

“The operation was carried out on March 12 and March 13 and involved high-visibility patrols.”

Pc James Hill said: “Spot checks were carried out at a total of seven licensed premises. No issues were identified.

“In addition a total of 12 retail premises were visited with crime prevention advice offered.

“Officers also engaged with members of the community who were able to report concerns and officers were able to offer advice.

“One individual was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

“An offensive weapon was also recovered, with one male arrested and another reported to the Procurator Fiscal.”

He added: “We will continue to work closely with the retailers and licensed premises to ensure a safe environment for the community.

“I would like to thank the businesses and members of the pubic for their support during the operation.

“We will continue to encourage information sharing and urge anyone with concerns to report these to police on 101.”