Armed officers descend on Blackpool as man arrested for possession of handgun

Officers at the scene
Officers at the scene -Credit:Will Ritchie

A man has been arrested in Blackpool for possession of what appeared to be a handgun.

Shortly before 9.30am today (Saturday, April 20), officers were called to Waterloo Road in Blackpool. Officers from Lancashire Constabulary, including armed officers, immediately attended the scene.

A 28-year-old man was located and arrested on suspicion of possession of a fireman. He remains in custody.


A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: "We would like to thank the local community for their understanding and cooperation while we dealt with this fast-moving incident which has now been resolved."