Man arrested by armed officers near Meadowhall remains in custody

A man arrested by armed officers in a police operation near Meadowhall remains in custody this afternoon.

Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 12:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 12:56 pm
Armed police arrested a man on suspicion of having a gun in Sheffield yesterday

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.

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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."