A MAN arrested in Worcester over concerns he had a firearm has been released.

Officers were seen in Ombersley Road on Wednesday afternoon arresting the man on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

A West Mercia Police spokesman confirmed on Thursday that the 70 year-old had been released under investigation.

Officers were called to Ombersley Road following a report of a man believed to be in possession of a firearm.

Residents reported seeing firearms officers on-scene, but West Mercia Police did not confirm or deny this.