'BB gun' sparks firearm alert in Reading

Duke Street, Reading Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was arrested in Duke Street

A man has been arrested after a firearms alert in the centre of Reading.

Armed officers, backed up by a police helicopter, took part in a search operation after a man was reported to be carrying a firearm in Kenavon Drive at 11:30 BST.

An 18-year-old man was later detained in Duke Street on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm.

Thames Valley Police have recovered weapon, believed to be a BB gun.

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