A 16-year-old was arrested in Hastings for carrying a bladed article, police confirmed.
Officers from the Hastings crime prevention team said a young man was stopped on Wednesday (March 6) after being spotted acting in a suspicious manner.
Confirming the incident on Twitter, Hastings Police said: “A 16-year-old male was later arrested for carrying a bladed article.”
Police said he has now been released on conditional bail.
Police added: “A 16 year old male is on conditional bail until April 3 for being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
“This is so we can investigate the matter fully and a decision can be made by the Crown Prosecution Service.
“He will be bail checked daily by officers.”