Armed police arrest two men after gun sighted in Sowerby Bridge

Armed police rushed to an address in Sowerby Bridge yesterday afternoon after a member of the public reported that there was a man with a firearm.

Thursday, 18th April 2019, 10:19 am
Updated Thursday, 18th April 2019, 10:29 am
Armed police rushed to Sowerby Bridge yesterday after reports of a man with a firearm.
Armed police rushed to Sowerby Bridge yesterday after reports of a man with a firearm.

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident, which took place close to the Ripponden Conservative Club on Brig Royd.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police attended at Brig Royd, Sowerby Bridge at about 2.41pm yesterday after a member of the public reported a man there was in possession of what they thought was a firearm.

"Armed officers attended and following enquiries arrested two men in connection with the report.

Armed police rushed to Sowerby Bridge yesterday after reports of a man with a firearm.

"They remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances of what took place."

Armed police rushed to Sowerby Bridge yesterday after reports of a man with a firearm.
Armed police rushed to Sowerby Bridge yesterday after reports of a man with a firearm.