Teenager held in 'firearm' helicopter swoop
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.
This article appeared in Reading Chronicle 26 Jul 12