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Arrest after man 'brandishes gun' in Canterbury city centre

Armed police made an arrest in Canterbury tonight following reports a man was brandishing a gun.

Officers were called at just after 8.30pm after a man was spotted carrying what was thought to be a firearm in the city centre.

Witnesses reported seeing an unmarked dark blue Volvo parked near the Tannery development on the ring road.

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Officers standing next to the car appeared to be cocking their weapons before jumping back in the Volvo and speeding off towards the Westgate Towers.

A witness said: "It looked like they had just pulled over to get their guns ready. One had a rifle, the other a pistol."

Minutes later the car was seen performing a sharp U-turn by the Westgate Towers.

Police searched the area and arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of firearms offences.

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