Man with ‘firearm’ prompts armed police and helicopter search in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:31 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 12:31 07 August 2020

A police helicopter. Picture: Herts Police.

A police helicopter. Picture: Herts Police.


A Herts police helicopter was searching over Welwyn Garden City for a man seen with a suspected firearm in the early hours of the morning.

Police were called at 1.25am this morning, Friday August 7, to reports of a male seen with a suspected firearm in Hollybush Lane.

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Officers immediately attended the area to search for the male, with assistance from the police helicopter, the armed policing unit and the dog unit.

A thorough search was conducted of the area and no evidence of the male was found.

Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number 101 quoting ISR 51 of 7 August.

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