A teenager who was charged with having a knife and cannabis after a large police operation in Watford has appeared in court.

Emanuele Mendy, of St Albans Road, was seen at Willesden Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (November 23) after being arrested the previous Wednesday.

The 18-year-old admitted possessing cannabis but pleaded not guilty to possessing an offensive weapon in a private place.

He will stand trial in March next year, with the exact date to be decided, and was granted bail by the court.

Watford Observer:

Mendy was arrested after multiple police cars, armed officers and a dog unit swarmed the area and executed a warrant.

The Met Police, which led the case, confirmed the charges the following day.

An onlooker described the scene as "crazy", adding: "You don't see the police with guns and dogs and like 10 police cars all closing off a road and people yelling at people to stand back.

"Was like something out of a movie."

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