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Armed police called to Ash, Dover district,following reports of man with weapon

ByLydia Chantler-Hicks

Firearms officers swooped on a village after a man was reported seen with a weapon.

The suspect was arrested.

A photograph of the scene shows a man in handcuffs being taken away by police.

This happened at 3.15pm yesterday at Chequer Lane, Ash.

A man is taken away in handcuffs by police. Picture Philippa Redding
A man is taken away in handcuffs by police. Picture Philippa Redding

A Police spokesman said: "Kent Police were calledto a report a man had been seen in possession of a suspected weapon at a property in Chequer Lane.

"Officers, including firearms officers, attended and arrested a man in connection with the incident."

Police say that the suspect remains in custodywhile enquiries are ongoing.

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