Armed man apprehended during New Year celebrations in Boroughbridge

1 January 2012

PoliceJust after 1 am on 1 Jan 12, North Yorkshire Police’s armed response unit were called to Boroughbridge High Street with reports of a man brandishing a fire arm.

An incident was operational for 2 hours during which a man was arrested and found to be in possession of an imitation firearm, a later search of of his home address uncovered a machete.

The Police have emphasized that the incident was handled without  injury or incident. Public Houses in the High Street locked their doors and stopped individuals leaving for 2 hours as a precautionary measure.

The man has remained in custody today as investigations have taken place.

Anyone who can help with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.


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