A 14 YEAR-old boy has been charged after police found him in possession of a knife during a stop and search in Lochmaben last month.
At Lochmaben Community Council’s first meeting of 2021 on Monday, chairman Colin Davidson gave a local crime update on behalf of constable Stephen Glendinning, who reported that the male was “found in possession of a small knife following a stop and search by officers” on Tuesday, December 8 2020.
He was subsequently arrested and charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and possession of a knife.
The law states that police can use stop and search measures if they have reasonable grounds to suspect an individual has committed or is about to commit a crime, or if they have an item they should not have.
Mr Davidson remarked at the meeting: “Presumably his behaviour must have given them some cause for concern.”
Community councillor Carol Rogerson added: “I think that’s quite worrying that 14 year-olds are wandering Lochmaben with knifes.”