Police have arrested a man and recovered a revolver following an armed operation in Newark.
Officers attended an address on Chatham Court during the early hours of today (Tuesday 12 May 2020) following a report of a suspect being in possession of a firearm in the Beaumond Cross area of Newark at around 4pm yesterday.
It was reported that a man was aiming a firearm at passing vehicles.
He was seen near to the Baptist Church before walking down Albert Street.
Enquiries were quckly carried out which led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He remains in police custody.
Detective Sergeant Rick Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I’d like to reassure people that we treat reports of firearms offences incredibly seriously and investigate them thoroughly.
“Incidents of this nature cause a great deal of concern within communities but we acted quickly following this report and have now arrsted a suspect and recovered a firearm as part of our investigation.
“We will now look to establish the circumstances around this incident and we’re urging any witnesses or anyone who may have any information in connection with this incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“We’re also asking for any drivers who may have recorded dash-cam footage of the incident to please come forward.”
Inspector Heather Sutton, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the Newark and Sherwood area, added: “This was a very rare occurrence for the Newark area and a real one-off isolated incident.
“Officers responded within minutes of receiving the report and a suspect is now in custody.
“Enquiries are continuing and I’d also urge anyone with any information about the incident to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.”
Anyone who has any information which could help police with their enquiries is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 475 of 11 May 2020.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.