False Alarm Over Firearms Incident in Birstall

Alert message sent 06/12/2019 12:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

The Police have been made aware today (6 December) of a post issued to a social media site regarding a report of a man seen with a gun in the Hallam Fields area of Birstall last night.
No reports of this nature were received by police yesterday although police were in the Birstall Meadow Road area at around 9.30pm last night in response to a report of damage caused to a property.
Officers have been to the area this morning in response to this post to make further enquiries and no-one has been located in possession of a firearm.

Rod Smart
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Roderick Smart (Police,Sergeant,Charnwood NPA, Loughborough, Leicestershire Police)

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