Man arrested by armed officers near Meadowhall remains in custody

Armed police arrested a man on suspicion of having a gun in Sheffield yesterday
Armed police arrested a man on suspicion of having a gun in Sheffield yesterday
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A man arrested by armed officers in a police operation near Meadowhall remains in custody this afternoon.

The 24-year-old, from Sheffield, was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearm in an operation near the Travel Lodge close to Meadowhall yesterday afternoon.

Police chiefs have stressed that the arrest in Meadowhall Road was not connected to any counter terrorism operations or offences.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "The man is still in custody at this time. This wasn’t a planned raid and the arrest is not in connection to any other offence."