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.
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."