A 16-year-old from Eastleigh has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place. 

It follows an incident last week which saw unmarked police cars and dog units descend on the town's High Street after dark.

Three teens - two aged 16 and one aged 15 - were stopped by police and one was arrested.

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He was subsequently charged and granted police bail. The teenager is now due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Monday April 15.

The arrests were made at approximately 8.15pm on Thursday (March 28) and followed a joint operation between local CCTV Operators, the Eastleigh Neighbourhood Policing Team and the Police Dog Section.