A woman has been arrested after a police officer was assaulted.

Police in Blackpool authorised a dispersal order to be put in place on Sunday evening, following reports of disorder in the Brunswick area of the seaside resort.

The order was in place until midnight.

A spokesperson for the police said: "A dispersal order has been authorised for the Brunswick area in Blackpool till midnight after reports of disorder in area.

"This has included a police officer being assaulted for which a female has been arrested.

"Please make sure you know where your children are and call them home."

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The order follows a couple of incidents which took place on Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, police in the town centre of Blackpool received reports that a man had been seen brandishing a knife.

Officers attempted to stop the man and following a short chase, stopped and arrested him.

A spokesperson added: "This knife has been found in his waistband and he’s also had five snap bags believed to be cocaine.

"A 19-year-old man has been arrested for being in possession of an offensive weapon and possession with intent to supply class A.

"Another dangerous weapon has been taken off our streets and one in the cells."

The previous evening, police from the taskforce were on Grange Park in Blackpool in response to community concerns of anti-social driving and anti-social behaviour.

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As a result, a vehicle was seized and the driver apprehended for driving offences.

The spokesperson continued: "A group of males have been stopped and searched and as a result of this, the below pictured knuckleduster was located and seized.

"A 16-year-old has been arrested for possession of an offensive weapon and is currently in custody.

"Knuckledusters have no place in society and there is no excuse for carrying one in public as they can cause serious injury when used."

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