Man arrested and weapon seized as armed police descend on Great Wyrley

Armed police descended on a Great Wyrley street after reports of a man with a firearm.

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Police were called to Hilton Lane at about 7.35pm on Wednesday.

Officers seized a BB gun at the scene.

A 52-year-old man, from Great Wyrley, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a firearm without a licence.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said: "Police were called at 7.35pm on Wednesday to reports of a man with a firearm on Hilton Lane, Great Wyrley.

"A BB gun was seized at the scene.

"Firearms officers attended and arrested a 52-year-old man, from Great Wyrley, on suspicion of criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a firearm without a licence.

"He remains in custody."

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