Reports of police with dogs at Rainbow Hill, Worcester

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10:05pm

That's all for this evening.

To recap, a man has now been arrested and police stress that there is no need for anyone to be concerned.

More tomorrow.

Thanks to all who contributed to this report.

10:04pm

Approximate scene of the incident at Rainbow Hill, Worcester.

10:02pm

West Mercia Police statement

At approximately 4.20pm this afternoon West Mercia Police responded to concerns that a man was in Worcester city centre with a concealed weapon.

Armed officers carried out a number of searches and a 42-year-old local man was arrested on Rainbow Hill on suspicion of a firearms offence. He currently remains in police custody.

Chief Inspector Adam Thomas said: “We take the public’s safety very seriously and our focus throughout was to ensure the safety of the people of Worcester

“We are pleased that we were able to resolve the incident peacefully and that no one was harmed. 

“We understand that seeing armed officers can be alarming to the community but we hope the public recognise that protecting the public from harm remains at the heart of all we do.”

Police enquiries into the incident continue this evening.

10:00pm

Police at the scene.

Worcester News:

9:15pm

8:57pm

West Mercia Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

He remains in police custody.

They stress that there is no reason for any member of the public to be concerned.

They will not be releasing any other details until tomorrow.

We will report more as soon as we hear.

 

8:35pm

Tina Kennard (via Facebook): Police everywhere!

8:29pm

Rachel Percival (via Facebook): They didn't just have dogs, there was armed police too.

8:27pm

8:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jay Jenkins says

Went past at 7.30. Copper with gun out at the top of the hill.

8:26pm

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8:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jay Jenkins says...

Went past at 7.30. Copper with gun out at the top of the hill.
Went past at 7.30. Copper with gun out at the top of the hill. Jay Jenkins
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11:07am Wed 16 Apr 14

JohnCSG says...

Might be more to this , at least two police cars with blues on, but not driving fast or with sirens on, went by my house on a very quiet street off Rainbow Hill well after 10pm last night.
Might be more to this , at least two police cars with blues on, but not driving fast or with sirens on, went by my house on a very quiet street off Rainbow Hill well after 10pm last night. JohnCSG
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11:36am Wed 16 Apr 14

canuck7 says...

see my post on "man arrested" for this ...
see my post on "man arrested" for this ... canuck7
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