Four arrested after firearm alert at Surrey house

Three men and a teenage boy were arrested by armed police called to a house in Surrey.

The men, in their 20s, and the teenager were held on suspicion of cultivating cannabis at a building in Adelaide Road, Ashford.

Officers arrested one man at the rear of the house and the others inside the property eight hours later.

Armed officers and a negotiator were deployed because someone at the house was suspected of having a gun.

Surrey Police said after officers entered the property they discovered 250 cannabis plants but no firearms.

A spokesman for Surrey Police added: "Police approached the address and arrested a man at the back of the property on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.

"The people who remained inside the property refused to allow officers into the address and specially trained Surrey Police negotiators and interpreters attended the scene to engage with the occupants.

"Armed response units also attended the incident as a precaution following the reports of a possible firearm being located at the address but at this stage no firearm has been found at the property."

A number of roads in the area were closed while the police operation took place.

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