Police sharpshooters find weapons in BMW following dramatic swoop in Northampton sidestreet

One man in custody after being found in possession of fake gun and combat knife

By Kevin Nicholls
Sunday, 28th February 2021, 10:53 am
Updated Sunday, 28th February 2021, 11:05 am

Armed police swarmed on a BMW driving through Northampton after a tip-off he was carrying weapons.

Officers discovered a fake firearm and a combat knife after tracking down the vehicle to a Kingsthorpe sidestreet using ANPR cameras at around 3.10pm yesterday afternoon.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: " A man has been arrested after an imitation handgun and combat knife were found in a car stopped by firearms officers in Northampton on Saturday afternoon (February 27).

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Armed police swooped on the BMW in Kingsthorpe on Saturday afternoon

"The man was driving a BMW which was stopped in Lincoln Street, Kingsthorpe, after police received intelligence to suggest a weapon was in the car."

Police say the the man remains in custody following his arrest for being in possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and for being in possession of a bladed article.

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