A KNIFE was found and a proactive search was conducted on a group of youngsters by police in Dovercourt.

Officers in the Station Lane, Dovercourt, area disturbed a group of youths on Friday evening.

The group, who were aged between 15 and 20, quickly dispersed.

The knife in the picture was then found nearby.

Some were later stopped and searched and one juvenile was arrested for possession of cannabis and the grinder shown was taken.

Forensic analysis will take place on the discarded knife.