Man in hospital after Widegates hunt for Derrel Weaver

  • 28 June 2014
  • From the section Cornwall
Derrel Weaver
Image caption Derrel Weaver was being sought in connection to a domestic-related incident at his home, police said

A 60-year-old man remains in hospital following a 24-hour armed police hunt in Cornwall.

Officers were involved in a manhunt for Derrel Weaver in Widegates on Friday.

Mr Weaver went missing following what police said was a "domestic" incident on Thursday night.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the 60-year-old man was being cared for by medical professionals at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital for the "foreseeable future".

Supt John Green said some officers remained in the Widgates area to support members of the community to "return to normal".

'Not used to'

Mr Green said officers had "an element of care" for the arrested man and "indeed the people around".

He added: "That will be continually reviewed pending the outcome of the medical assessment with the doctors at the hospital.

"Particularly I'd like to praise the people in Widgates for their patience and their calm in, let's face it, what was a large police presence - a presence which they're not used to."

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said the 60-year-old man was arrested on land in Widegates shortly before 21:30 BST on Friday.

Two firearms were recovered nearby, the force said.

Image caption The village of Widegates is close to Liskeard and Looe in south-east Cornwall

Police are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident on Thursday evening, which they have not revealed more information about.

There was a high police presence in the Widegates and the wider Looe area throughout Friday, involving firearms officers and trained local officers.

The nearby Trenode Church of England Primary School was closed as a precaution.

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