Wisbech man arrested as gun and knives are recovered by police

Guns and weapons recovered by police at Prospect Place, Wisbech.

Guns and weapons recovered by police at Prospect Place, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech man was arrested on suspicion of affray and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place yesterday.

A machete that was recovered by police in Prospect Place, Wisbech.

A machete that was recovered by police in Prospect Place, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said: “We were called at just before 3pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) with reports of violence in Church Terrace, Wisbech.

“We have recovered a number of items during an incident that ended in Prospect Place, Wisbech.

“A 52-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested. He was taken to the Police Investigation Centre (PIC) in King’s Lynn where he remains at this time.”

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire firearms unit assisted officers during the incident.

“A Revolver handgun was recovered and has been checked. It is not an active firearm,” added the spokesman.

A revolver is a repeating handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing.

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