Man arrested on suspicion of possessing firearm in Tetbury

This comes after a large police presence was in Tetbury this morning (August 18). 

Officers from Operation Vanguard, the Firearms and Dogs units executed a warrant at an address in Tetbury. 

The suspect was not present, although police dog handlers and firearms officers located a man in a nearby woodland. 

A 22-year-old man from Tetbury was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and remains in police custody. 

Searches at a property and in the woodland are currently taking place. 

Nobody else is being sought in connection with the incident. 

Inspector Marcus Forbes-George said: “I would like to update that there was no risk to others as the man was not carrying a firearm at the time of his arrest. 

“I appreciate how scary this morning’s incident would have been for residents and would like to thank everyone for their cooperation with us.”

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