Man arrested after Stoke-on-Trent firearms incident

A man has been arrested after three people were hit by what are thought to be air rifle pellets in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police said the attacks happened in the area around Campbell Place at about 01:00 BST.

Armed police were sent to the scene, along with dog teams, while an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was used to search rooftops.

Staffordshire Police said a 27-year-old man from Stoke had been arrested and was being questioned by officers.

A number of roads in the area were closed, but have since reopened.

Police said incidents of this type were thankfully rare in Stoke and the victims' injuries were not thought to be serious.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Stoke & Staffordshire



17 °C 12 °C


  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea

  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

  • Children testing a bridge at a model-making summer school in Crawley, West SussexSeeding science Watch

    The retired professor who turned village children into engineers

  • Krouwa Erick, the doctor in Sipilou town at the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea - 27 August 2014Bad trip

    The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.