Two arrested in Rushden on suspicion of firearm offences

The arrests were made in connection to shots being fired during an incident in Bedfordshire at the weekend

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 10:02 am

Two men were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences after officers from Bedfordshire Police, assisted by Northamptonshire Police, executed a warrant at an address in Rushden yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

This was in connection to an incident in Greenkeepers Road, Great Denham, early on Sunday (11 April), in which no one was injured.

Two men in their 20s were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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Two men were arrested at an address in Rushden

Detective Sergeant Alison Whitworth, investigating, said: “Thanks to information received, we were able to act quickly and have arrested two men in connection with the incident on Sunday.

“We would like to reassure the community that we do not believe this was a random attack, and will never tolerate gun crime in our county.

“We rely on our communities for information to help us tackle violent crime and criminal gangs, so would urge people to keep talking to us and Crimestoppers.”

The two men are currently in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with information about the incident can report it via the force’s online reporting centre at https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/, quoting Op Dacquoise or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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