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Armed police close street in Herne Bay

By KentOnline reporter

Armed police closed off a road in a town centre last night after a man was reported to be carrying an air rifle through the streets.

Images show officers in Richmond Street in Herne Bay after they were called at 10.26pm last night.

A man is believed to have carried an air rifle walking through the High Street, although no weapon was discharged.

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Police cordoned off a road in Herne Bay
Police cordoned off a road in Herne Bay

Police arrested a 46-year-old man from Whitstable on suspicion of possessing a loaded air rifle in public.

Officers recovered the weapon from an address on Richmond Street.

No one was injured.

In a separate incident also on Richmond Street, an officer on patrol was stopped at 9.52pm by a man who reported he had been assaulted by a group of youths.

The man suffered a facial injury and ambulance crews were called.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Firearms officers in Herne Bay
Firearms officers in Herne Bay
The air rifle recovered by police in Richmond Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Kent Police
The air rifle recovered by police in Richmond Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Kent Police
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