Teenager arrested after firearms incident in Sutton Bridge

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An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with reports of people being threatened with a firearm in Sutton Bridge.

Police were called to Withington Street at about 2.40pm yesterday when the threats were reported and a local man was later arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Roads nearby were sealed off for several hours while the police operation took place and the arrested man is currently in custody.

Inspector Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for Spalding, said: “Sutton Bridge is a small close knit community and this incident may have caused fear to local residents.

“There may be ongoing and increased police activity in the area over the next few days and I want to thank members of the community for their patience during this time.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 195 of January 20.