Welwyn Garden City neighbours evacuated as police investigate firearm offences

Longcroft Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Picture Credit: Google Street View.

Longcroft Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Picture Credit: Google Street View.

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Police evacuated people from their homes in Welwyn Garden City today as they arrested a man in connection with firearm offences.

Curious eyewitnesses reported seeing eight police cars and two police vans in Longcroft Lane this morning.

A police spokesman said: “Police have undertaken a warrant in Longcroft Lane in connection with suspected firearms licensing offences.

“Following the execution of a warrant in Welwyn Garden City today (Friday, September 29), a man aged 44 has been arrested in connection with firearms offences.

“Safety of the public is paramount so to ensure neighbouring residents were not exposed to any danger they were evacuated from the building block for a short period (less than half an hour).”

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