Woman Arrested For Imitation Firearm

13th March 2015

A woman has been arrested following an incident in Horley where a member of the public reported seeing a person load a gun near Waitrose.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene near the town centre just before 5pm on Thursday, 12 March and detained a woman. The weapon was located and it was established the weapon was a BB gun.

Detective Sergeant Ant Preston, said: "Surrey Police will always take reports of this nature extremely seriously and deploy specialist officers to the scene when we believe members of the public are potentially at risk.

"This would have been an alarming incident for anyone who witnessed it but I hope people will be reassured that we were able to bring the situation quickly under control."

A woman in her 40s was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause alarm and distress.

For more information visit www.surrey.police.uk

 

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