OFFICERS on patrol in Rawmarsh found a machete in the passenger footwell of a car while carrying out a search yesterday afternoon (Monday).
Neighbourhood officers patrolling Kilnhurst Road stopped a grey BMW 330 estate shortly after 4pm after it aroused suspicions.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said officers had stopped the vehicle because there was only one occupant inside when the car was only covered by insurance for a provisional driver.
"Upon searching the vehicle, we recovered a machete from the passenger footwell," she added.
A 26-year-old Rotherham man was arrested at the scene under suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place. He was issued with a summons to court.
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