Boy, 14, charged after armed police find gun and knife in Northampton

Officers called by public spotting youngsters in Billing Brook Road

Monday, 13th September 2021, 3:52 pm
Updated Monday, 13th September 2021, 3:54 pm
PD Olly

Armed police swooped after a teenager was spotted with what appeared to be a handgun in Northampton late on Saturday night (September 11).

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Officers and police dogs were deployed in Billing Brook Road after 999 calls reporting a group of youths carrying weapons at around 10pm.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman confirmed PD Olly found a BB gun — a type of air weapon which fires pellets — and a knife after searching nearby.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with possessing an imitation fire arm.