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Police seize air pistol and bail suspect after 'handgun' sighting at Staffordshire supermarket

A man arrested on suspicion of having a firearm in a busy Staffordshire shopping street has been released on bail while police investigate.

A man was arrested after the alleged 'handgun' sighting in a shop off George Street, Tamworth. Photo: Google

Police arrested a 58-year-old man after a shopper reported seeing a handgun in a man's bag in a shop in George Street, Tamworth, at about 1.30pm on Thursday.

The man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public place. Officers then searched a property in the area and seized an air pistol.

The 58-year-old, from Tamworth, has been released on conditional bail while police continue their enquiries.

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