Stoke & Staffordshire

Armed police deployed over man in Leek with firearm

Armed officers have been deployed in Staffordshire over a man who was seen to be carrying a firearm.

The man was walking along Ashbourne Road in Leek in the early hours on New Year's Day.

A man has been arrested and an air rifle recovered from an address in the town.

Nobody was injured and no other people have been sought in connection with the incident, a Staffordshire Police spokesman said.

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