Police make arrest after responding to reports of man with a weapon in Shipston town centre

Police arrested a man for possession of an offensive weapon - a chisel type tool - in the Shipston town centre, yesterday Thursday December 30.

Friday, 31st December 2021, 2:38 pm
Updated Friday, 31st December 2021, 2:40 pm

An officer with the Shipston Neighbourhood Team within Warwickshire Police made the arrest after police had responded to reports of a male with a weapon in Shipston.

The suspect had entered a business near the High Street of Shipston and made verbal threats.

Police released the following statement about the incident, which said: "No threats were made with the weapon, but it was clear the male had it in his possession at the time of making threats. The weapon was a chisel type tool.

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Police arrested a man for possession of an offensive weapon - a chisel type tool - in the Shipston town centre, yesterday Thursday December 30.

"The male was located approximately five minutes later on the London Road by PC 2295 Samson, who is currently working with Shipston Neighbourhood Team. The male was arrested for possession of offensive weapon and a public order offence."

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Warwickshire Police on 101 and leave a message for PC Samson.