Birkenhead knife-wielding man charged with multiple offences

Merseyside Police has charged a man with a number of offences following an incident in Cleveland Street, Birkenhead, yesterday, Thursday 8th April.

Anthony Cullen, 58, of Argyle Street, Birkenhead, has been charged with possession of a sharply pointed article in a public place, s4a public order and use of threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour.

He has been remanded into custody to appear at Wirral magistrates court.

The man was arrested on suspicion of various offences following an incident in Birkenhead on Thursday 8 April.

At around 5.15pm, calls were received of a man on Cleveland Street, reportedly in possession of a knife and making threats towards members of the public.

Armed police were deployed and detained a man nearby. A 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray; threats to kill; and possession of a bladed article. He was taken to a police station for questioning by detectives.

Nobody was injured and if you witnessed this incident or have any CCTV, dashcam or other footage please contact police via @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 662.

Merseyside Police have warned that posting images and footage or commenting on these on social media channels may jeopardise the investigation.

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