MAN HELD IN FIREARMS RAID

Shock af­ter po­lice swoop on home

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - By Danny mckay

A MAN has been charged in re­la­tion to al­leged firearms of­fences fol­low­ing a dawn raid.

Po­lice swooped on a prop­erty in Clover­field Close, in Bucks­burn, in the early hours of Thurs­day morn­ing.

A 23-year-old man has sub­se­quently been charged and will ap­pear in court on Mon­day.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor David Howieson said: “Search war­rants were ex­e­cuted at an ad­dress in the Clover­field area of Bucks­burn on Thurs­day as part of an on­go­ing in­quiry.

“A 23-year-old man has been charged in re­la­tion to al­leged firearms of­fences and is ex­pected to ap­pear at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court on Mon­day.

“There will be a po­lice pres­ence at the lo­ca­tion for the time be­ing while fur­ther in­quiries are car­ried out.”

Foren­sics could be seen yes­ter­day at a block of flats on the street. Res­i­dents also spoke of their shock. Teacher San­dra Williams, 51, who lives on the street, said the area is nor­mally quiet and friendly.

She said: “The ac­tual street it­self is great. We look af­ter each other.

“I’ve been here since the houses were built, and it’s not some­thing you re­ally want on your doorstep and it’s not some­thing you ex­pect.

“It’s very wor­ry­ing.

“It’s up­set­ting and un­nerv­ing.” Another res­i­dent, Claire Web­ster, 37, said: “It’s a bit of a shock.

“There’s a lot of kids in the area so it’s not the kind of thing that you want.

“It’s nor­mally quite quiet. “Be­cause it’s a cul-de-sac, the kids all roam freely here. “It’s a bit wor­ry­ing.”

One fe­male res­i­dent, who asked not to be named, said: “We’ve got older peo­ple and we’ve got young ones with kids.

“I think it’s shock­ing. “You would pos­si­bly ex­pect other things like kids smok­ing but an al­leged firearm of­fence is a bit more se­ri­ous.”

Lord Provost Barney Crock­ett, who rep­re­sents the area, said: “It’s a huge sur­prise in an area that’s very law abid­ing.

“These in­ci­dents are few and far be­tween and I’m pleased the po­lice have made an ar­rest.”

The area is nor­mally quiet and friendly

scene: Po­lice at Clover­field Close in Aberdeen.

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