A MALE has been arrested after allegedly being seen carrying an offensive weapon in Southampton.

Yesterday at around 3.15pm, police received a call telling them that a male had been seen with an offensive weapon along Benhams Road.

Officers are said to have quickly responded to the incident and the male was arrested and taken into custody soon after.

Now officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson, said: "Thankfully on this occasion no one was hurt and we thank the person who made the initial call.

"If you were in this area around this time and were witness to the incident, please report this to either 101 or visit http://orlo.uk/FeIah and click on the report button using the incident number 44210225336."