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Two men arrested after a 'firearms incident' in Falmouth

Two men arrested after a 'firearms incident' in Falmouth

Published by Emma Carton at 3:26pm 29th November 2019. (Updated at 9:44am 30th November 2019)

Armed police and a Navy helicopter have been involved in a major search after an alleged firearms incident in Falmouth.

Police had reports of a weapon being stolen from a property in the town.

They say a group of men were later seen trying to enter another address in the Berkeley Vale area.

Firearms officers and the chopper, deployed from RNAS Culdrose, scoured the area on Thursday evening.

Officers say a containment order was placed on another property in Penryn, from which two people were removed.

Two men have been arrested and are in custody - one on suspicion of possessing a firearm, theft and making threats to kill.

"Police were called around 6.15pm yesterday [28 November] following reports that a man had entered an address in Falmouth and stolen a firearm.

"A group of men were later seen trying to enter another property in the Berkeley Vale area of the town.

"Local officers along with firearms officers attended the scene and carried out a search of the area, including Tregoniggie Woods, with assistance of a Royal Netherlands Navy helicopter deployed from RNAS Culdrose.

"Further enquiries led to an address in Penryn and a containment was placed on a property.

"Following negotiations, two people were safely removed from the address.

"A 29-year-old man from Cornwall has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, theft and making threats to kill.

"A 27-year-old man of no fixed address, Liskeard, was arrested on suspicion of using violence to secure entry and possession of suspected Class A drugs [cocaine].

"Both remain in custody at this time".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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