TWO young children have been spotted carrying a 10-inch kitchen knife in broad daylight, according to the police.

A resident reported seeing the youngsters on the corner of Pound Bank Road, in Malvern, at around 5.10pm on Tuesday.

West Mercia Police said the witness saw one of the children waving the blade around in the street.

Police officers, who failed to find the pair in a search of the area, are now appealing for new leads.

Anyone with information can ring 101 quoting incident number 501s of October 2.