Store evacuated after reports of man carrying knife

Officers were called to Sainsbury’s in Blackheath at around 12:10pm. Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been arrested after a fire was reportedly set in the toilets of a Sainsbury’s in Blackheath.

Officers were called to the supermarket at around 12:10pm to reports of a man with a knife.

An area search was conducted and a man was detained by officers.

The store has been evacuated and Halesowen Street, John Street and Union Street have been closed.

No injuries have been reported to the police.

Force Incident Manager, Chief Inspector Paul Minor said: