A man has been arrested after reportedly being found in possession of a machete in Renfrew.

Police on patrol stopped the 40-year-old man in Orchard Street at around 1.30pm on Tuesday, September 5, following a tip-off from a member of the public. 

After searching the man, police are said to have found he was in possession of a large machete.

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The suspect was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a knife.

He was held in custody pending an appearance at Paisley Sheriff Court.