A MAN has been been charged after a van driver allegedly threatened a fellow motorist with a knife.

Jonathan Barton, 37, of Olive Road, Southampton, has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place.

It follows an incident at Millbrook Road West, Southampton, last Sunday at around 10.30am.

Police officers received a report a man being threatened with a knife by the driver of a Citroen Nemo van whilst driving along the route.

Barton is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on February 23 next year.

Police have issued a witness appeal.

A spokesperson said: "Were you in the area around the time of the incident? Did you witness anything? Perhaps you have dash cam footage?"

Anyone with information can call Hampshire police on 101 quoting reference number 44200404637. Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.