Armed police hunt gunmen in Welwyn Garden City

TWO poachers were being hunted by police today (Sunday) after being spotted with a gun.

Officers were scouring the area around Panshanger Golf Course in WGC this afternoon.

The police helicopter and armed officers from the force’s county-wide team were scrambled towards Herns Lane and the B1000 at around 4pm.

One eyewitnesses told the Welwyn Hatfield Times a man and a teenager both wearing camouflage gear emerged from the bushes towards the B1000, with an air rifle.

A police spokesman said: “There were a couple of lads with an air rifle trying to shot some ducks.

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“We went down to look for them.”

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