Man found with 'friction lock baton' in Sheffield search

The friction lock baton that was found in Broomhall last night (Photo: SYP).
The friction lock baton that was found in Broomhall last night (Photo: SYP).
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A man who was searched by police in Sheffield last night was found to be in possession of an offensive weapon.

The man - who was challenged by officers in the Broomhall area last night - was found to be carrying a 'friction lock baton'.

Police said the man was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and would soon be appearing before magistrates.