Armed police arrest Swindon teen carrying imitation gun

Armed police arrest Swindon teen carrying imitation gun

Firearms officers arrested two teenagers early this morning after drugs and weapons were found in the car they were travelling in on Thames Avenue.

At around 12.30am on 4th August 2017 two Firearms Officers from Tri-Force stopped a car driving with faulty headlights.

After noticing a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle and evidence of drug paraphernalia they searched the vehicle and found a large amount of cannabis, cash, two knives and an imitation firearm were discovered.

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PC Matt Herbert from Tri-Force Specialist Operations said: “The imitation firearm was very realistic.

“We will treat all firearms as real and loaded until proven otherwise; being in possession of anything that resembles a gun in a public place is both foolish, irresponsible and illegal.”

“The consequences of having such a weapon could have been much worse.”

A 17-year-old local male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs, possession of offensive weapons and an imitation firearm.

A 18-year-old local male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class C drugs.

Both are currently in custody at Gablecross Police Station.

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