Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Driver arrested in Ryde amid gun reports

A man has been arrested on the Isle of Wight amid reports he was carrying a handgun.

Firearms officers were drafted in to stop the 66-year-old as he was driving in Brading Road, Ryde, on Sunday.

Hampshire Constabulary said the weapon was found to be an airgun made to resemble a military firearm.

Officers said he was being held on suspicion of possessing firearm in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.

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