Armed Police in Loughborough street after man seen with gun

Armed Police were deployed last night in Loughborough after a man was seen in a street with a gun.

Police were called to a house on Toothill Road after a member of the public reported seeing the armed man.

Two men, aged 23 and 29, were arrested at the property on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

The men remain in Police custody as officers continue their enquiries into the events last night.

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A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “We were called shortly before 6pm yesterday after a member of the public allegedly saw a man with what was believed to be a firearm in the area of Toothill Road, Loughborough.“

“In the interest of officer and public safety firearms officers were deployed.

“As part of the enquiries officers carried out a search of an address in the area. A scene preservation remains in place at the property to allow for enquiries today.”

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