A 14-year-old boy was taken into custody last night after being found carrying a knife at The Glades shopping centre in Bromley.

Police were called to the shopping centre yesterday, December 20, at 7.45pm after security staff believed one member of a group of young males and females was in possession of a knife.

PC Matt Lockie told News Shopper: "The group were stopped and searched and one 14-year-old male from Bromley was found in possession of a seven inch kitchen knife.

"He was arrested for possession of a pointed or bladed article and taken to a south London police station."

As of last night the boy remained in custody.