Police fire baton round as they arrest man in Sheffield park

A 26-year-old was arrested after armed police responded to reports of a man with a firearm in a Sheffield park

Sunday, 16th August 2020, 7:26 am

Police were called at 10.29am today, Saturday, August 15, to reports of a man on City Road with a firearm and other weapons.

Armed officers rushed to the scene and found a man matching the description in Manor Fields Park.

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Police on City Road in Sheffield after officers fired a rubber bullet to help detain a man, aged 26, on suspicion of firearms offences (pic: Jay Wright)

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “To assist in detaining the man, armed officers discharged a baton round – a plastic bullet fired to control a suspect or situation.

"The man, a 26 year-old, was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. An ambulance attended to check and assess the man’s injuries and he was discharged on scene. He remains in police custody.

"Officers recovered a firearm and a knife from the scene.”

Police in Manor Fields Park, Sheffield, after officers fired a rubber bullet to help detain a man, aged 26, on suspicion of firearms offences (pic: Jay Wright)

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 373 of August 15.