A TEENAGER was arrested while carrying a 'zombie' knife.

Cleveland Police were called to a report of a suspicious male on Birchington Avenue in Grangetown, near Redcar, who was believed to be in the possession of a weapon.

Officers attended the scene and following a short pursuit, a 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place and remains in custody.

The weapon was recovered at the scene.