REGIONAL: Appeal after youth threatens police officer with a knife

A youth who threatened a police officer with a knife is being sought.

Sunday, 25th March 2018, 2:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th March 2018, 4:35 pm
The youth is believed to be aged between 16 and 18

Derbyshire Constabulary today appealed for information after the shocking incident in Chesterfield.

The force said the officer had attempted to conduct a stop and search on the youth on Alexandra Road yesterday afternoon, at 2.55pm.

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The youth, described as a white male aged between 16 and 18, reportedly threatened the officer with a knife before running off.

Firearms officers and the police helicopter joined the search for the youth, but he was not found.

Police said he has a slim build and was wearing a black waterproof jacket with the hood up and dark-coloured jogging bottoms. He had a black rucksack on his back.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting the reference number 18000134367.