Man, 45, charged over knife alert near Highcliffe primary school

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Highcliffe school police officers
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The incident happened near Highcliffe St Mark Primary School

A man has been charged after a person was reported wielding a knife in a street near a Dorset primary school.

It follows an incident on Tuesday in Chewton Common Road, Christchurch, at about 08:35 BST near Highcliffe St Mark Primary School.

The 45-year-old man, from Christchurch, is accused of breaching a restraining order, common assault and possessing a bladed article.

He was due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court later.

The man was treated in hospital after he sustained injuries to his neck during the incident. No-one else was injured.

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