Sowerby Bridge man charged in connection with alleged gun incident in Calderdale

Armed police in Ripponden (Pictures by Michael White)
Armed police in Ripponden (Pictures by Michael White)

A Sowerby Bridge man has been charged in connection with an incident in Ripponden.

Armed police officers were called to Ripponden after they received reports of man seen waving a gun in the street.

The police helicopter was also scrambled to the incident in Brig Royd last Wednesday afternoon.

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West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police attended at Brig Royd, Sowerby Bridge at about 2.41pm 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.

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The spokesperson said a 54-year-old man from Sowerby Bridge has been reported for summons and will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court on May 24.

He has been charged with possession of a firearm, namely an air pistol, with intent to cause fear of violence.

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