Knifeman wearing ‘Friday the 13th’ mask arrested in Newquay

A man wearing a Friday the 13th-style mask and wielding a knife was 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.”

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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.