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Teenager held in 'firearm' helicopter swoop

Published: 26 Jul 2012 17:30

ARMED police backed by a helicopter who swooped Reading town centre yesterday after fears a gunman was on the loose instead found a 14-year-old boy with a BB Gun.

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ARMED police backed by a helicopter who swooped on Reading town centre yesterday after reports that a gunman was on the loose instead found a 14-year-old boy with a BB Gun.

Officers were called to the Broad Street Mall area at 5.25pm after witnesses said a youth had been seen carrying a weapon.

Police say a teenager was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation fire arm and after questioning was freed on bail until Wednesday, August 22, pending further inquiries.

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