Police arrest drink driver in Coblands, Wisbech - and find a large knife in the process

The blade on the knife is around nine inches long

The blade on the knife is around nine inches long - Credit: Archant

A knife with a nine inch blade was discovered by police after they arrested a man for drink driving in Wisbech.

This knife was found in the door bin of the van.

This knife was found in the door bin of the van. - Credit: Archant

Officers on patrol saw a white Ford transit van hit a road sign while it was reversing in Coblands.

Police spoke with the driver who admitted he had been drinking.

The driver failed the road side breath test blowing 48 - whereas the legal limit is 35.

The man was arrested and a large knife was also seen in the door bin of the van.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at around 12.40am this morning (August 2) to reports that a van was driving erratically on the Coblands, Wisbech.

“A 31-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and remains in custody at King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre.

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Inquiries are ongoing this morning.