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Man arrested on suspicion of carrying firearm, axe and knife through town centre

PUBLISHED: 15:48 09 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:48 09 September 2019

Police cars outside the Orient Express Buffet on Brandon High Street on Sunday, September 8. Picture: MATTHEW FARMER

Police cars outside the Orient Express Buffet on Brandon High Street on Sunday, September 8. Picture: MATTHEW FARMER

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying weapons through a town centre.

Police cars outside the Orient Express Buffet on Brandon High Street on Sunday, September 8. Picture: MATTHEW FARMERPolice cars outside the Orient Express Buffet on Brandon High Street on Sunday, September 8. Picture: MATTHEW FARMER

A 37-year-old was arrested at about 3.30pm on Sunday after being spotted by officers on patrol in Brandon.

He was seen walking through the town carrying what appeared to be a firearm attached to his bag.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "He was stopped and searched by police in the High Street and an imitation firearm was seized along with a lock knife and a hand axe.

"A 37-year-old man from Brandon was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife/blade in a public place and possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.

"He was then taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning."

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