Armed police called over ‘gunman’ fears
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.