A man has been arrested after allegedly entering a hotel in Ambleside with a knife on Sunday evening.

Police were called to the incident at a hotel on Lake Road at around 5:51pm though the suspect had since left the area.

The man, aged 31, was reported to have headed for Windermere with officers eventually making an arrest after finding him in a pub on Lake Road.

He remains in police custody on suspicion of affray and possession of a bladed article.

During inquiries to locate the man, armed officers carried out a search of a train at Windermere station.

Armed officers were deployed as a precaution and no one was injured during the incident.