Armed police respond to incident in Corby

Armed officers have recovered a gun following reports of a man holding a rifle in Corby town centre.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 3:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2016, 4:32 pm
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Northamptonshire Police were called by a member of the public this morning reporting that a man was believed to be in Corby with a firearm.

Intelligence led them to the Lodge Park area of the town and local people reported seeing multiple police vehicles in Denford Road.

A police spokesman said: “At about 9am today police received a report of a man being seen in Corby town centre with a rifle.

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“We did arrest somebody in the Lodge Park area of the town.

“Firearms officers were deployed and while no-one was found in possession of a firearm, a man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.”

Officers have confirmed they did recover a firearm during the operation.

No-one was injured during the incident and the man was remains in custody pending police questioning.