Armed response unit scrambled to Northamptonshire village after hoax call

An armed response unit was sent to Chipsey Avenue, Bugbrooke, on Saturday night.

An armed response unit was sent to Chipsey Avenue, Bugbrooke, on Saturday night.

A woman has been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act after armed police were scrambled to a village on the edge of Northampton.

Though residents had reported hearing loud bangs during the incident in Chipsey Avenue, Bugbrooke, on Saturday night - the force has confirmed that no shots were fired in the incident.

A police spokeswoman said an armed unit was scrambled to the road at around 11pm on Saturday, May 13, but the call was a "hoax".

She said: "We were called to a house in Bugbrooke, however, there was nothing untoward found following a police investigation."

As for eyewitness reports of loud bangs in the area, the spokeswoman said: "The only thing people would have heard was police using their usual methods when going into an unknown situation."

A woman was arrested on suspicion of making the hoax call, but so far no one has been charged.