A MAN has been charged with possession of a knife outside a Renfrew leisure complex.

Police were called to Soar, at Braehead, at around 5.30pm on Saturday after receiving a report from security guards about a group of men acting suspiciously.

When officers arrived at the scene, the men tried to run off but were stopped.

Police searched one of the men and reportedly recovered a duel-blade lock-back knife from his pocket.

The 21-year-old suspect was taken into custody and is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court today.