Teenager, 14, charged after being 'caught with meat cleaver'

The 14-year-old boy was charged while an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with carrying weapons.

Two teenagers arrested after being caught with meat cleaver and knives in Paisley iStock

A 14-year-old was charged after allegedly carrying a meat cleaver while an 18-year-old was arrested over knives in Paisley.

Police stopped the two teenagers in the town on Monday evening.

The 14-year-old boy was charged and reported to the Children’s Reporter over the meat cleaver.

The 18-year-old man was allegedly in possession of two knives, and was arrested before being held in custody.

He appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

A police spokesperson added: “Getting caught with a knife in a public place could result in a prison sentence of up to five years.

“No Knives, Better Lives is a national programme aiming to deter young people from carrying knives.”