Two men arrested and knife recovered in Derry

Two men have been arrested and a large knife recovered by police in Derry investigating an incident in the city centre yesterday.

At around 1.45pm, officers carrying out retail crime patrols were alerted to a report of attempted theft involving two men.

At 4.50pm, two men matching the description of the two male suspects were spotted in the area.

One of them, who is 24, was detained and arrested.

The second suspect, aged 27 years old, ran off but was subsequently arrested a short time later.

The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a Class C controlled drug while the 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour, possessing an article with point or blade in a public place, theft, fraud by false representation and handling stolen goods.

Both men remain in custody at this time assisting police with enquiries.

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