Man arrested on suspicion of possession of firearm

Man arrested on suspicion of possession of firearm

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm following an incident in Pinehurst, Swindon.

Wiltshire Police were called at around 12.15pm on Monday 22nd June after a man was seen pointing a weapon out of the window of a house in Beech Avenue.

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Armed officers seized an air riffle and a knife from the address matching the description given by a member of the public.

Enquiries were made throughout the day and officers arrested the man, earlier today.

The man is currently being held in custody at Gablecross Police Station.

Insp Steve Love said:

“Although nobody was injured during this incident, the actions of this individual caused an understandable amount of concern and distress to those living in the local area.

“Residents may have seen a heightened police presence in the Beech Avenue area yesterday afternoon as we responded to this initial report.

“Please be reassured that we take reports of this nature extremely seriously and will always deal as robustly and efficiently as we can.”

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