Southsea man arrested after BB gun fired at pub

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A MAN has been arrested following reports of a BB gun being fired inside a Southsea pub.

Officers from Hampshire police were called to the Wine Vaults in Albert Road, Southsea, shortly after 1.30am today.

The force had received reports that a man was firing a BB gun inside the pub.

An air pistol was later found by door staff at the bar.

A 26-year-old Southsea man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Police have said no injuries have been reported.

Detective Constable Andrew Larder is investigating. He said: ‘We are appealing to anyone who was at the Wine Vaults in Albert Road on Boxing Day evening or during the early hours of this morning.

‘A key line of enquiry is identifying witnesses who reported their concerns to door staff on the night.

‘An air pistol was later recovered by door staff at the pub.’

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton police station on 101.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.