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Armed police respond to handgun fear in Clitheroe

It turned out to be nothing more than a toy gun.
It turned out to be nothing more than a toy gun.
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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."