UPDATE SUNDAY 12.45PM: Deepings police inspector gives reassurance to community about their safety after arrest and questioning of a boy in connection with possessing a knife.
The inspector in charge of policing the Deepings has moved to reassure the community after a boy was questioned about carrying a knife.
Inspector Ian Martin, community policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings, described the incident as "rare" before thanking the public for reporting the incident which took place in Lady Margaret's Avenue, off Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, shortly after 2.15pm last Monday.
The boy was arrested and taken to Grantham Police Station for interview in connection with possessing a knife, but was later released on police bail.
Inspector Martin said: "Following the reports of a person being in possession of a knife, officers attended and promptly located and arrested the person.
"Incidents like this are rare, however, we will deal firmly when handling these calls and I would like to thank the public for their reports of anti-social behaviour within the Deepings.
"Because of these reports, officers have been tasked to be aware of, and pay particular attention to, the area.
"In the meantime, the suspect has been bailed while enquiries are ongoing."
WEDNESDAY 1.50PM: Boy released on bail after questions from police about him carrying a knife in Market Deeping
A boy has been questioned about reports of him carrying a knife around in Market Deeping.
Police were called to Lady Margaret's Avenue, off Godsey Lane, shortly after 2.15pm on Monday when posts were put on social media reporting a high security presence in the area.
The boy was arrested and taken to Grantham Police Station where he was interviewed about possessing a knife.
He was later released on police bail.