A man was allegedly threatened with a knife by a cyclist in a town's high street.

Officers are looking for witnesses after the man in his 30s claimed he had been threatened on Gosport High Street yesterday. 

A man riding a bicycle made threats between 8.22am and 8.30am, he told police, before showing him an 'object in his pocket' believed to be a knife.

Officers went out to the high street and found a knife there. 

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Since then, a 45-year-old man from Gosport has been arrested on suspicion of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

He was also arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to property under £5,000. 

The man has been bailed with conditions until February 21 while enquiries continue. 

A police spokesperson said: "Officers believe there were a number of potential witnesses that may have seen the incident and we are appealing for those people to come forward.

"Were you in the area at the time? Did you witness the incident? Do you have any CCTV images or dashcam footage that may assist our enquiries?

"Anyone with information which may help our investigation, please contact 101, quoting the reference number 44230475737."

Witnesses can also report online or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via crimestoppers-uk.org