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

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

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

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

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


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

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