POLICE officers allegedly found a knife on a man during a street search in Greenock.
A 50-year-old has been charged with having the weapon without lawful authority or reasonable excuse in Ann Street around 6pm yesterday (Thursday).
He will appear at court from custody.
Area commander Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: ‘The local police officers who carried out this search have removed a potentially lethal weapon from the streets of Inverclyde.
“It is completely unacceptable for individuals to carry offensive weapons.
“We will continue to use our police powers appropriately to remove these weapons.
“This is an excellent example of how local police officers are protecting our communities.”