A WOMAN was arrested after reports of someone 'brandishing a knife' in Banbury.

Thames Valley Police tweeted about the call-out yesterday evening, posting: "Team 1 have responded to a report of a female brandishing a knife in Banbury Town Centre.

"7 minutes from the initial call officers have located and arrested the female and the knife safely recovered."

The force did not give any specific information about where the knife was allegedly seen or what the woman was arrested on suspicion of.

It is at least the third incident involving a knife in the town in recent weeks.

Last week police appealed for information after two teenage boys were threatened with a knife before being robbed.

Last month a boy was hit with a pole and chased with a knife during a harrowing group attack.

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Police forces across the country are attempting to crack down on knife crime, and Thames Valley was among those that took part in Operation Sceptre in March.

The week-long initiative saw people hand in knives using surrender bins, no questions asked.

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The force said 686 knives were handed in across its region - down from 733 surrendered last year. 

In Oxfordshire 345 knives were handed in.