Sudbury man charged with possession of knife in town centre
A man from Sudbury has been charged with the possession of an offensive weapon, following an incident in the town centre at the weekend.
Suffolk Police received a call on Saturday evening from a member of the public, who reported that they had witnessed a man carrying a bladed item in East Street, at approximately 7.35pm.
Officers then arrived on the scene and arrested a man on suspicion of possessing a knife.
He was subsequently transported to the Suffolk Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds for questioning.
A police spokesman confirmed on Monday that 39-year-old Gary Ritson, of Raydon Way, Sudbury, had been formally charged with possession of a knife.
He was granted bail, and is now scheduled to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on April 7 at 9.15am.
Anybody who believes they may have seen somebody carrying a knife in public should contact police on 101, or call 999 in the event of an emergency.
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