POLICE are searching Amesbury for a man who threatened an officer with a knife before fleeing the scene.

Officers were called to reports of a suspicious incident in Bence Court at about 8.20pm.

A man at the scene threatened one officer with a knife then ran off.

Police say he was white, wearing a long-sleeved black top, black shorts and white socks and trainers. 

Officers are searching the town to locate him.

A police update on social media said: “We don’t want residents to be alarmed, but we would ask anyone who sees anyone matching this description to call 999 immediately.”