Photo: Arrested on Lord Street (4.15pm)

LIVE: Alleged knife man arrested on Lord Street Southport

Police arrested a man in connection with the alleged knife incident at 4.20pm.

Updates to follow on

Witness appeal after man seen with knife in Southport town centre 

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident in Southport today.

At around 1.50pm, a man was reportedly seen in possession of a knife on Hoghton Street.

Specialist officers attended the scene and efforts are ongoing to locate the man.

No-one was assaulted or injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.