Sleaford
October 21, 2016 3.34 pm This story is over

Armed police detain man ‘in possession of firearm’ in village near Sleaford

Two men have been arrested after armed police and a helicopter descended on a Lincolnshire road this afternoon. As previously reported, armed officers and a helicopter were called to an incident on Mill Close in Billinghay, making one arrest. A second man who tried to flee from a car was also arrested. Officers are now…

Two men have been arrested after armed police and a helicopter descended on a Lincolnshire road this afternoon.

As previously reported, armed officers and a helicopter were called to an incident on Mill Close in Billinghay, making one arrest.

A second man who tried to flee from a car was also arrested.

Officers are now conducting searches of a number of properties in the area.

Detective Sergeant Jon Shield of Lincolnshire Police said: “We received reports that a man was in possession of a firearm so we deployed an armed response to contain the suspect.

“We managed to detain the man from a vehicle and arrest him.

“There was a second man who fled from the car but he has also since been arrested.

“The man was not armed and we are currently searching a number of properties.

“At no time was any member of the public at risk. Both men are now helping us with our enquiries.”