Bar­row shoot­ing fears are al­layed by po­lice force

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

A WOR­RIED vil­lage res­i­dent feared a shoot­ing had taken place in Bar­row-up on Soar - but the re­al­ity is far less dra­matic.

An Echo reader con­tacted us on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon to re­port that he had seen about 14 armed po­lice in the vil­lage run­ning around and claimed foot­paths be­tween Bar­row and Quorn had been blocked blocked off

But a spokes­woman for Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice al­layed the res­i­dent’s fears - and ex­plained that it was in fact to do with a miss­ing per­son’s case.

She said po­lice of­fi­cers were search­ing for a miss­ing per­son, who has since been located.

And she added that if armed of­fi­cers were at the scene, it was likely be­cause they were the clos­est po­lice of­fi­cers to the scene at the time of the re­port.

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