Knife charge outside school

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Police have charged a 20-year-old man with possession of a knife in a public place after he was arrested just yards from a school as children made their way home.

Artjoms Zaharcuks, of Chester Way, in Thetford, will go before Bury Magistrates’ Court on February 19 after officers were called to Canterbury Way at 3.05pm yesterday to reports of a man with a knife.

Zaharcuks entered a property on Chester Way and was followed by officers.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place.