Officers have responded promptly to arrest a man suspected of having a weapon in Gillingham.

Kent Police was called at around 1.50pm on Wednesday 4 January 2022, to a report a man was holding a machete in his hand as he walked along Cobham Rise.

Patrols attended the area and swiftly detained a person who was taken into custody. They also seized a knife and of quantity a cannabis.

Harvie Pearson, from Gillingham was later charged with possession of a knife in a public place and possessing a class B drug.

The 19-year-old was bailed to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on 3 February.

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By Ed

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