Man brandishing knife during Wigan Pride event is arrested

A man carrying a knife was arrested in Wigan town centre by officers covering the weekend’s Pride event.

Officers working during Pride on Saturday, August 13 responded to reports of a male brandishing a knife.

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Scott Dempsey, 47, was arrested and has since been charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place, possession of a bladed article, and possession of an offensive weapon.

The Police made arrest during Wigan Pride event. Police in helmet generic.

He has been remanded until court on August, 15.

The incident was not connected to the event.