POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man allegedly brandished a knife in the street.

Officers were called to Station Bridge, Harrogate, at around 11.20pm on Thursday, December 13, following reports that there was a man with a large knife outside Habitat.

A few minutes later the man, who is aged 37, dropped the knife and was arrested. He remains in police custody as inquiries into the incident continue.

Police now want anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them. Ring 101, select option two and ask for Harrogate police or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, o0n 0800 555111..