Devon police deploy armed officers to Bideford as busy town centre placed on lockdown

Devon police deploy armed officers to Bideford as busy town centre placed on lockdown

Armed officers spotted on Mill Street, Bedeford, which runs adjacent to the town’s main street. 

A man has since been detained. 

Although a section of the town had been closed off, police have confirmed the man was in possession of a BB gun. 

A spokesman for the Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police have been called to Mill Street in Bideford after receiving a report that a person within a residential address was believed to be in possession of a suspected firearm.

“Units, including armed officers, are currently on the scene and a male has been detained.

“Officers have seized what is believed to be a BB gun.”

There have been no reports of injuries at this time. 

Police have also not confirmed any details of the male. 

Officers remain at the scene. 

It has not been confirmed whether the male discharged his BB gun at the scene. 

More to follow…

Published at Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:37:00 +0000