Arrest after Hayling Island funfair ‘gunman’ hoax

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A MAN has been arrested after police received a hoax 999 call claiming a gunman was at a funfair.

Armed police rushed to the funfair in Seafront, Hayling Island, on June 7, between 2.30pm and 3pm it has now emerged. No weapon was found but a man was arrested..

A police spokeswoman said: ‘A 22-year-old man from Hayling Island was arrested on suspicion of cause wasteful employment of police.’

He has been released but is under investigation.