Armed police search Portsmouth after reports of man with firearm

ARMED police conducted a search after reports of a man with a firearm in Portsmouth.

Thursday, 8th February 2018, 11:22 am
Updated Thursday, 8th February 2018, 11:28 am
Police are investigating

Officers were called to Twyford Avenue, in Stamshaw, after receiving a call of a man carrying a weapon.

He was seen walking along Strode Road in the direction of Mountbatten Leisure Centre yesterday afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘We received a call at 1.10pm that someone had seen a man with a firearm outside Willow Flats.

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‘The man was seen walking off towards Mountbatten Centre.

‘No threats were made.

‘Police were in the area including armed response searching the area and conducting house-to-house enquiries.’

Call 101 with information.