Boy and man arrested after 'pointing around' what looked like a gun in Northampton park

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 2:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 2:40 pm

A man and a boy were arrested last night after police spotted them waving around what looked like a gun in a Northampton park.

Officers, whilst searching for a missing person at around 9.10pm yesterday (June 2), saw a group of five people in the Racecourse with what they believed was a weapon.

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Officers spotted a group with what looked to be a gun, pointing it around."

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Two people were arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.

Police, after detaining and searching the group, found a BB gun.

A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.

Five minutes after making the arrests, the officers then located the missing person, who they were initially out searching for.