A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he was see showing a knife to a group of other teenagers.

Armed officers, a police helicopter and other local officers searched South Oxhey on Tuesday (October 12) after reports of a knife sighting in the area.

It was reported that a teenager was showing the knife to a group in Oakdale Road, South Oxhey at 3.20pm.

Shortly after the search, the boy was found at a property in Wentworth Drive.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article before he was taken into custody.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting reference 41/79505/21.