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Armed police called to Bourne home




Armed police were called to a home in Bourne after a man threatened to shoot his friend.

Police were called to Recreation Road in Bourne on May 11 at 12.45am after it was reported the man got out two weapons and threatened to shoot.

Armed police and negotiators arrived at the home and arrested the man.

He was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Two air rifles and an as yet unidentified weapon were recovered from the scene.

Ian Martin, community policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, said: “He had a disagreement with one of his friends and threatened to shoot.We were contacted, firearm officers entered the property with negotiators, conducted a search and two air weapons were found.

“We are doing test on the third gun to investigate what it is as we believe it is an air rifle which has been modified.

“Looking at the wider issue, we have to look at the impact of this on the people living in the area.

“Were able to deal with this incident quickly and ensured the situation did not escalate.

“From receiving the call to resolving the issue was three hours. I am pleased with the speed our officers were able to get to the scene.

“They were able to deal with the situation before it escalated and anybody was harmed.”

“Because of the time of night that it happened, it was one of those things that people did not know about because people were asleep. It is one of those things that people were not aware of at the time.”



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