A MAN has been charged with illegal possession of a knife in Johnstone.

Police were called to Dimity Street at around 4.50pm on Thursday after receiving a report of a disturbance in a flat.

When police arrived, the suspect reportedly ran off but was caught by officers after a short chase.

It is alleged that, when police searched the 32-year-old man, he was found to be in possession of a knife.

The suspect was taken into custody and is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court at a later date.