A man was detained after he was found in possession of a knife.

Police were called to reports of a man who had a knife outside Barclays Bank in St Peter's Street at around 10.45am today (November 12).

Specially-trained officers arrived at the scene and safely detained him before recovering the knife. He has now been taken to hospital.

Officers said that at no point did the man use the knife to threaten members of the public.

Police are also aware the a number of people filmed officers and have asked that it is not shared online in order to protect the man's identity given the nature of the incident.