Crossbow and BB gun seized as Lincoln weapons arrests continue

A crossbow and a replica BB gun were among the weapons seized this week as police made three further arrests as part of Operation Raptor.

The Lincolnite accompanied offices, and various specialist units, on a raid in the Ermine area of the city on Monday. It was carried out as part of Operation Raptor – Lincolnshire Police’s intelligence-led dedicated campaign to tackle weapons offences.

Police raid at Welton Gardens in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A man and two women were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, and a number of weapons were also seized. The man in his 20s and the two women (aged in their 20s and 50s) have since been released under investigation.

Among the weapons seized in Monday’s raids were knives, a replica BB gun, a hammer, a baseball bat and a crossbow.

A raid was carried out in the north of Lincoln on Tuesday, November 5. Three men – one aged in his 20s, one in his 30s and another in his 40s – were arrested on suspicion with intent to supply Class A and B drugs.

Weapons, including metal bars and a knife, were also seized.

Over 30 people have been arrested, and over 30 weapons seized, since Operation Raptor was launched on October 21.

As part of Operation Raptor, a weapons surrender was also launched on Monday, November 4. People can hand in weapons at any of the four main police stations in the county – click here for more information.