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Police Arrest After Manhunt

Derrel Weaver

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:41am 27th June 2014 (Updated 5:33am 30th June 2014)

Police in Cornwall hunting a man they feared was armed, say they have arrested a 60 year-old man and seized two firearms.

Officers detained him near the village of Widegates, near Looe,at around 9.30pm on Friday night.

He has been taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

He will be questioned on suspicion of firearms offences at Launceston police station.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Bickley said: “We would like to to thank the public for its support and assistance with this matter.

"We would particularly like to praise the local community in Widegates for its patience and calm in the face of a large police presence throughout the day.

"We are thankful that this matter has now been brought to a safe conclusion.”

Police are not looking for anyone else.

A large scale search operation was launched for Elvis impersonator Derrel Weaver on Thursday evening.

It was after what police called a "domestic incident" at his home.

Trenode Church of England Primary School was closed as a precaution on Friday morning.

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