Youth arrested following reported sighting of handgun in Stoke park
9 August 2017 Local
Staffordshire Police have arrested a youth in a park in Stoke-on-Trent this evening (August 9) after reports of a handgun being seen.
Firearms officers were called to the Memorial Park in Tunstall at around 6.30pm after reports youths had been seen with a handgun.
A BB pellet gun was recovered shortly afterwards and a 16-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.
Officers would like to reassure the public the incident was contained and swiftly dealt with by trained officers and thank the local community for their cooperation.