Man charged with knife possession after attempted assault

Herts police

Aleksander Slawinski was charged with the possession of a knife in a public place. - Credit: Harry Rutter/Archant

A man has been charged with the possession of a knife in a public place after an attempted assault in Welwyn Garden City.

At around 11.55am on Wednesday, December 8, police were called to reports of a verbal altercation between two men in Stonehills.

It was alleged that one man then attempted to assault the other, before threatening him with a Stanley knife.

Officers attended the scene and arrested a man in connection with the incident, with the knife later located and seized nearby.

Aleksander Slawinski, 49, was subsequently charged with possession of a knife in a public place and threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear.

He was released on police bail and is due to appear at St Albans Magistrates Court on Friday, January 14.