Man arrested after suspected firearms sighting

By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 06 March 2014 Updated: 06/03 14:43

Latest News

RESIDENTS were urged to stay inside after a report of someone carrying a firearm in Abbeydale.

A man was arrested on Wednesday (March 5) after police received reports of the suspected sighting. No weapons had been found by the time the Standard went to press but searches were continuing.

Armed police, a force helicopter and dog handlers from West Mercia Police were sent to the area between Meadowhill Road and Sedgley Close at 9.15pm, with a 24-year-old being arrested in Sedgley Close on suspicion of firearms offences at 11.20pm.

He was taken to Kidderminster Police Station to be questioned.

Det Insp Leighton Harding said: "During the incident our prime concern was to ensure the safety of the public and as a precaution residents were advised to stay indoors."

Witnesses are being sought in particular three young men who spoke to police in a park area off Easemore Road.

A link is also being investigated between the incident and another which occurred in Batchley Road just before 9pm. A window was smashed at a property there and there was a disturbance outside involving a number of people."

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident reference number 671-S-050314, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Share This

Popular »

1 Couple share happy day in Devon

2 Miracle baby's name inspired by hospital

3 Plaque replaced by Good Samaritan

4 Shop shortlisted for industry awards

5 Mum facing the chop

More news »

Arrest after Cash Converters robbery

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of

Court appearance after bridge incident

A MAN has appeared in court after a

Updated: Headteacher due in court

THE FORMER headteacher of a Redditch school is

Man charged after bridge incident

A MAN is due to appear before magistrates

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Worcestershire meals on wheels service to go in cuts

POTENTIALLY hundreds of elderly residents across the county are due ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Samaritans on lookout for more local volunteers

THOUGHTFUL people willing to help others are being sought by ...

Evesham Observer
Drunk man was abusive to police

A DRUNK man swore at police because he was angered ...