Armed police swoop on street after report of man with gun

Armed officers swooped on a town centre street today after a receiving a report of a man with a gun.

Officers descended on High Street in Earl Shilton at just after 5.30pm over the report believed to involve a man with an air rifle.

Police spoke to a man and a firearm was seized from a property in the area.

No arrests have been made.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers were called at 5.34pm today (Monday) to a property in Hill Top, Earl Shilton, following a report of a man in possession of what was believed to be an air rifle.

“Officers attended and spoke with the man concerned. The man was not making threats with any weapon at the time that police arrived at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

“A firearm was seized from the property.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

“No arrests have been made in relation to the incident at this time.”

Leicestershire Live – Leicester News