Devon

Spanish man detained in Paignton after 'gun threats'

A man who was detained by police responding to reports of an incident involving a gun in Devon is believed to be wanted by police abroad.

Officers were called to the Torbay Road area of Paignton at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday following reports an armed man was making threats from a car.

Police searching a house did not find a weapon, but did discover large quantities of cigarettes.

The man detained is believed to be wanted under a European arrest warrant.

He is thought to be a Spanish national wanted for drug production in Spain, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

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