Toy gun sparks armed response from police

Toy gun sparks armed response from police

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A TOY gun spotted in Southport sparked a huge response from Merseyside Police with armed officers sent to the area.

Armed police were sent to an industrial site on Slaidburn Crescent at around 12.50pm on Thursday, June 23 to reports of a gun sighting.

However, it turned out to be a person carrying a replica toy gun.

A police spokesperson said: “We had a report of a possible sighting of someone with a gun.

“We attended and spoke to a member of the public who was in possession of an airsoft gun (replica toy gun). They were spoken to by patrols and given advice and agreed to take the gun home.

"There is no suggestion the weapon was used to make threats or injure people and no arrests made."

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