Two women have been arrested after an imitation firearm was seized in Nottingham city centre.
Officers were called to the junction of Maid Marian Way and Friar Lane at around 5.50pm this evening (13 September) following multiple reports of two people in possession of a weapon.
Two suspects, both women aged 20, were located in Clumber Street a short time later and were arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Chief Inspector Neil Humphris, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We take any report of this nature extremely seriously and as part of our response to this incident a large number of officers were deployed to multiple locations in the city centre.
“We also stopped a bus in the city following reports, which later proved to be incorrect, that a suspect had boarded the vehicle. I would like to thank the passengers for their patience and understanding.
“I would also like to thank other members of the public for calling in and providing important information which allowed us to quickly and safely resolve this incident.
“Anyone with any other relevant information, or dashcam or CCTV footage, who has not yet spoken to an officer should call 101, quoting incident number 635 of 13 September 2023, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”