A MAN has been caught with a knife and a skull mask.

He was caught by Sussex Police doing a stop and search in Whitehawk, and is now in custody.

Brighton and Hove Police, posted a picture of the items (above) on Twitter and said: “Stop and search tonight in Whitehawk has taken this rather nasty knife and mask off our streets."

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife in Whitehawk, Brighton, at 8.05pm on Wednesday, December 5, after we received reports of a man with a knife. 

"No one was hurt. The man remains in custody as of Thursday, December 6.