Two boys, 14, arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm as armed police called to Alnwick

Armed police were called to Alnwick following reports a teenager had been spotted carrying a suspected firearm.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 8:13 pm
Two teenage boys have been arrested after armed police were called to Alnwick
Two teenage boys have been arrested after armed police were called to Alnwick

Northumbria Police were called to Taylor Drive, in Alnwick, shortly before 3.50pm on Thursday, May 6, to reports a male teenager had been seen with what appeared to be a suspected firearm.

Armed police were called to the area as a precaution and following inquiries two suspects were located.

Officers seized an imitation firearm and two males, both aged 14, were arrested.

An investigation into the incident is now ongoing.

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A spokesman for the force said: “Firearms officers were immediately deployed to the area as a precaution and following inquiries they quickly located two suspects and seized an imitation firearm.

"Two males, both 14, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear.

"Inquiries remain ongoing and anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call 101 quoting log 730 06/05/21.

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