Charmouth man arrested in firearms incident

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POLICE are continuing to investigate an allegation that a group of people were threatened with a suspected firearm in the Axminster area.

Officers were called to a rural address in Kilmington following reports of a disturbance at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 23rd.

A search of the Axminster area, which involved armed officers and the police helicopter, took place.

A 35-year-old man from Charmouth has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and dangerous driving.

A further two men, aged 42 and 18, both from the Axminster area, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

All three suspects have been released on police bail until July 22nd while enquiries continue.

An agricultural vehicle, which had been reported as stolen, was recovered during the operation.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference number CR/050164/20.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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