Imitation firearm seized after disturbance in Nelson

The imitation firearm
The imitation firearm

Armed response units were deployed to Nelson after two men were seen arguing with what appeared to be a firearm.

Specialist officers soon after found an imitation firearm (pictured) in a yard near to where the disturbance took place today.

Police had been tipped off by a call from a concerned member of the public came in relation to a disturbance between two men in Nelson, with a mention of possible weapons.

A police spokesman said: "Team one response and armed response units arrived, identifying both parties believed to be involved. The realistic-looking imitation firearm was found in a yard linked to one of the men and he has subsequently been arrested for a variety of offences. He’s waiting for an interview as well."