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Man arrested as officers respond to incident in Whitchurch, Shropshire

Earlier today (Saturday 12 August) at around 2pm, police were called to an address in Queensway, Whitchurch, Shropshire, after it was reported a man had been seen with a firearm.

Firearms officers attended and the incident was resolved peacefully. A 31-year-old man of Queensway, Whitchurch has been arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession and threatening behaviour with a firearm. He remains in police custody at this time.

Inspector Jeff Morris from West Mercia Police said: "We would like to thank local people for their patience whilst this incident, which is not related to terrorism, was peacefully resolved. There will be officers in the area for some time as the investigation continues, if you have any concerns, or have any information which could help their investigation, please speak to officers or call 101 quoting reference 371s of 12 August."

Issued: Saturday, 12 August 2017 4.05pm  Helen Blake, Corporate Communications

Published 12/08/17