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Armed police called to pub in quiet seaside village

Armed police called to pub in quiet seaside village

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:18pm 15th August 2018. (Updated at 6:21am 16th August 2018)

Armed police have been scrambled to a pub in a seaside village in Cornwall.

Officers were called to reports of a man with a gun in Porthtowan.

Pirate FM understands it happened at the Unicorn Inn at around 5am on Wednesday morning.

Police found it was an imitation handgun and a 16-year-old boy was arrested.

"Police responded to an incident at around 5am this morning following reports of a male with a firearm.

"Upon armed police attendance, the firearm was actually an imitation handgun.

"A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of affray and is currently in custody."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 using crime reference CR/074249/18

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