by Gemma Constable
A toy gun sparked a police search after three teenage boys were spotted pointing it at passing cars.
A woman driver dialled 999 after she became concerned about the actions of the teenagers, who were travelling in a car in front of her as she drove along Halfway Road at 5pm on Thursday.
She told police they had been pointing what looked like a silver handgun at passing traffic.
Specialist officers from the Kent Police firearms unit and a number of local patrols searched the area and officers quickly located the car and arrested its three occupants.
The gun was found to be a silver plastic PlayStation gun.
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