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Man arrested after shopper spots 'handgun' in man's bag in Staffordshire supermarket

Police were called to a Staffordshire supermarket after a shopper reported "seeing a handgun" in a man's bag.

Police were called to the incident on George Street, Tamworth, on Thursday. Photo: Google

A man was arrested after the alleged sighting at a shop on George Street, Tamworth, at around 1.30pm on Thursday.

Staffordshire Police said someone reported seeing a handgun in a man's bag whilst inside the supermarket.

The force said no threats were made and the suspect left the store.

A 58-year-old man from Tamworth was arrested on Friday on suspicion of possession of a firearm in a public place.

He was taken into police custody as officers continued with their enquiries.

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