A 13-YEAR-old boy was arrested after reports of people being threatened with a baseball bat.

Police were alerted to the incident, which happened in Durrington on Sunday. Officers arrested the teen on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon in a public place and he was released under investigation.

The boy is one of three teenagers arrested during a police crackdown on knife crime in Worthing on Monday.

Following reports of vandalism at a primary school in West Tarring, a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated criminal damage and theft, and has been released pending enquiries.

A 14-year-old boy was also arrested in connection with a burglary in Victoria Road on July 28, in which two bikes were stolen.

Officers seized five weapons during knife sweeps in parks across the town, including Lamb Park and Manor Sports Ground.

Police teams also warned two suspects after reports from the UK Border Force of weapons being imported.

Superintendent Miles Ockwell, West Sussex District Commander, urged anyone with information about violence or knife crime to contact police on 101.

He said: “My huge thanks to the officers and search volunteers who participated in this day and are committed to protecting our local communities and keeping Sussex safe.

“To tackle the complex issues of violence and knife crime we’re taking a proactive and preventative approach.

“We’ll be out engaging with young people in schools and warning of the dangers of knife and weapon possession as well as carrying out targeted operations and scouring public spaces for harmful weapons.

“We would urge anyone with information about violence or knife crime to make the right call and get in touch with us.”