Knifeman wearing Friday the 13th mask arrested in Newquay

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Knifeman wearing Friday the 13th mask arrested in Newquay

A man wearing a Friday the 13th-style mask and wielding a knife has been arrested after terrifying people in Newquay.

Police shared a photo of the mask and cleaver-style blade on Twitter with the message: "Imagine coming face to face with a person armed/wearing these."

They were called after the suspect was seen roaming the streets in the early hours of Saturday morning, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

A 45-year-old man was arrested by armed police - who were already on patrol in the area - and held in custody after the incident.

Police said multiple calls were made about the "Friday 13th type incident" in Fore Street.

The force also thanked Police Dog Rudi and its handler for "promptly arresting the male".