Kettering shop owner confuses man carrying windscreen wipers for weapon-wielder

Police outside the store.
Police outside the store.

Police closed a busy Kettering road today (Friday) after a shop owner thought a man was carrying a weapon - only for it to be a pair of windscreen wipers.

Several police cars and a dog unit rushed to Booze 4 Less in Montagu Street at about 11am after receiving the report.

But they were soon stood down after it turned out to be a false alarm, with the owner confusing the car part for a weapon.

The road was closed in both directions until just after 11.30am.