A man has been charged following a stop search in Kendal Town Centre on 16th August 2020.
Francis Nixon, aged 57 New Road, Kendal has been charged with possession of a bladed article and is to appear at Barrow magistrates court on the 26th January 2021.
A spokesperson from Cumbria Police said:
"Officers would like to remind anyone who choose to carry out such an act that, if caught, they can expect the full weight of the law to be applied.
"Knife crime has no place in our communities and fortunately such instances are rare.
"Officers will continue to seek out such individuals and take such action as is necessary to avoid the devastating consequences of knives on our streets.