Armed police respond to handgun fear in Clitheroe

Armed police were called to Clitheroe last night following reports of a discarded handgun on land by railway lines.

Saturday, 4th August 2018, 2:59 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th August 2018, 3:03 pm
It turned out to be nothing more than a toy gun.

British Transport Police, assisted by Lancashire Police firearm officers, attended the scene and discovered the item was a toy gun.

A spokesman for British Transport Police Lancashire tweeted: “We were called to Clitheroe after a passerby reported seeing a discarded handgun on land by railway lines. We were assisted @LancsARV in safely recovering a toy from near the tracks."