Suspected gunman arrested after ‘wielding firearm’ in Dorset village

A suspected gunman was arrested on a seaside after allegedly wielding a firearm round a seaside village.

Police have been known as to experiences of a person strolling round Charmouth, in Bridport, Dorset, brandishing the weapon at 7.42am on Saturday.

It is believed not less than two folks have been threatened by the person earlier than armed police swooped on the realm and launched an enormous search operation.

Officers supported by a police helicopter scoured the coastal village and close by clifftops earlier than arresting a person in his 50s at 9.30am.

Dorset Police stated a suspected gun was recovered and the person was detained on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public place.

Photographs present a person in camouflage jacket and shorts being led away on Charmouth Beach by six firearms officers and two cops.

Detective Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of County CID, stated: “This incident sparked a large police and emergency service response and I understand that it will have caused great concern to those members of the public who were in the area at the time.

“No one was injured during the incident, and we would like to thank the local community for their patience and assistance while we brought this matter to a safe conclusion.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident and has not yet spoken to officers, to please contact Dorset Police so we can investigate this matter thoroughly.”

A spokesman for Dorset Police added: “We were called at 7.42am by the ambulance service to reports that a man, suspected to be in need of medical treatment, was walking around the village with a gun.

“The man was subsequently arrested and a suspected firearm was recovered.”

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