Armed police arrest men over report of gun seen in Sheffield city centre

Armed police arrested two men after a claim that a gun had been seen in Sheffield city centre.

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 1:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 2:14 pm
Church Street, Sheffield Picture: Google

Officers searched the area around Campo Lane and Hartshead on Sunday night after a claim that a man had been seen with a firearm.

They arrested two men, aged 18 and 19, in nearby Church Street.

Armed officers were seen looking in and under cars and down alleyways as they searched the area.

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The arrested men were searched and then released without charge.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Two men, aged 18 and 19, were arrested in Church Street, Sheffield, following a report from a member of the public who believed they saw a man with a firearm.

"We received the report at around 10.50pm on Sunday

"Two men were arrested and searched but no firearm was found. They were both released without charge."