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Man arrested following Southampton robbery

A man has been arrested following a robbery in Southampton city centre


At 10.21pm yesterday (21 February) we received a report that a man had threatened two men with a knife in Above Bar Street and demanded cigarettes and a lighter, which they gave to him.


Shortly afterwards officers arrested a 24-year-old Southampton man on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place and he remains in police custody at this time.


Keeping the public safe while they are socialising in night time economy is a priority for police.


If you see anything suspicious, please speak to one of the police officers on patrol, or call police on 101.


This can help policr make sure they have enough officers in the right place at the right time.


Always dial 999 if it is an emergency.