Arrest made after reports of man with firearm in Blackpool

Police in Blackpool made an arrest after reports that a man was seen with a handgun.

They were called to the Waterloo Road area at around 9:30am on Saturday.

Officers, including armed officers, immediately attended the area and after enquiries a 28-year-old man was located and arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

A police spokesperson said: ‘’We would like to thank the local community for their understanding and cooperation while we dealt with this fast-moving incident which has now been resolved.’’

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