Man arrested after entering Derry flat with 'carving knife,' police report

A man has been arrested after reportedly entering a flat in Derry with a 'carving knife' last night.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 9:33 am

Police say the man was disarmed and no-one was physically hurt in the incident which occurred in the Waterside.

Inspector Moore said: “Police received a report shortly before 10.30pm that a man entered a flat on Spencer Road, armed with what was described as a ‘carving knife’. It was reported once inside the property, some type of altercation occurred between the suspect and the occupants of the flat.

"It was reported the occupants disarmed the suspect who then made off on foot. Thankfully, there have been no reports of any physical injuries.


"A 31-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of offences, including attempted grievous bodily harm, and he remains in custody this morning, assisting with enquiries.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call detectives at Strand Road on 101, quoting reference number 1577 of 28/03/21. You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at