A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was allegedly caught with a knife by police in a Helensburgh street.

Officers say they found a 3.5-inch kitchen knife in the boy's possession after carrying out a search in the town's East Lennox Drive at 4.45pm on Wednesday, May 29.

The youth was arrested and taken to Clydebank police station.

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He was later released to appear at court the following day in connection with the alleged offence.