Naked man who brandished knife in Chesterfield detained under Mental Health Act

A man who brandished a knife while naked in Chesterfield has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Monday, 24th October 2016, 10:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:10 pm
The man eventually dropped the blade and walked over to a waiting police car.

Police were called to Station Road, just off Whittington Moor roundabout, at about 5.40am yesterday.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said this morning: “The man has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

“We’ve passed him on to mental health services in the area.”

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Andrew Butler was on his way to work when he had to stop his car and pull over because of the incident.

Andrew said: “I felt like I was watching a movie.

“It was unreal and I was just really shocked by it all.”

It is not known how long the man had been standing there.

The man eventually dropped the knife and walked over to a police car.

Andrew added: “They put him in the back of the vehicle and a police officer picked up the knife.

“I think it was a 12-inch kitchen knife.

“It was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.”