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spotted on Mill Street, Bedeford, which runs adjacent to the ’s main street. A man has since been detained by the local police. Although a section of the had been closed off, police have confirmed the man was in possession of a BB gun. 

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A spokesman for the Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police have been called to Mill Street in Bideford after receiving a report that a person within a residential address was believed to be in possession of a suspected firearm.

“Units, including , are currently on the scene and a male has been detained.

have seized what is believed to be a BB gun.”

There have been no reports of injuries at this time. 

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police have been deployed in Bideford, Devon (Image: Tucker Times)

UK: A man was detained (Image: Tucker Times)

Police have also not confirmed any details of the male. 

remain at the scene. 

It has not been confirmed whether the male discharged his BB gun at the scene. 

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UK: Areas were closed off (Image: Tucker Times)

The force has been concerned over the potential for large amount of tourists descending on the area amid the pandemic. 

The force said: “Visitors and local residents alike are reminded to take their rubbish home with them and respect social distancing rules in an effort to protect Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for everyone.

“During the summer months, some of the area’s beauty spots and beaches become extremely busy. Local residents and tourists are encouraged to act responsibly and respectfully when out and about this summer to help protect the county and its communities.”

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UK news: The attack occurred on Mill Street (Image: Google Maps )

“We ask that people be responsible. Drive safely, park respectfully, dispose of litter appropriately, take precautions to prevent wild fires, specifically from camp fires or BBQ’s and be generally courteous to others, so everyone can enjoy our beautiful county.”

“This year we have seen anti-social behaviour and unauthorised camping at some of our most popular spots.

UK news: A Man has been detained (Image: Google Maps )

“That’s why I am working in partnership with councils and funding additional resources like street marshals at 20 locations around Devon and Cornwall.

“The Safer Summer Scheme will help to protect Devon and Cornwall’s reputation as a wonderful place to visit, but police and partners cannot work alone.

“With over 700 miles of coastline ultimately we rely on people to do the right thing, so please be safe, be considerate and enjoy Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this summer.”

Source Daily Express :: UK Feed

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