A TWELVE-year-old girl was caught carrying a knife in the town centre by police.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted possession of a bladed article at Warrington Magistrates Court on Wednesday, February 5.

She had earlier been found with a knife on Bath Street during an incident on January 15.

Magistrates handed her an eight-month youth referral order and ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the weapon.