Armed po­lice called over ‘gun­man’ fears

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

ARMED po­lice raced to stop a car af­ter a 999 call which sug­gested some­one was driv­ing around Bedworth with a gun.

A wor­ried caller told po­lice they though they had seen some­one get­ting into the ve­hi­cle with a hand­gun on Fri­day evening.

Firearms of­fi­cers from War­wick­shire Po­lice’s op­er­a­tional pa­trol unit were quickly sent to in­ter­cept the car.

The ve­hi­cle was soon lo­cated by of­fi­cers on New­town Road in Bedworth at about 10.45pm.

Po­lice spoke to the oc­cu­pants in­side the car to in­ves­ti­gate the al­le­ga­tion but said no firearm was found and the in­ci­dent was re­solved peace­fully.

A spokesman for the OPU said: “Armed po­lice were de­ployed to this in­ci­dent to max­imise pub­lic safety and to deal ap­pro­pri­ately ac­cord­ing to their train­ing.”

The in­ci­dent comes just days af­ter an­other gun-re­lated in­ci­dent in the re­gion when shots were fired at a block of flats in Tile Hill, Coven­try.

It hap­pened in broad day­light on Bush­berry Av­enue, a short dis­tance from West Coven­try Academy.

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