Man arrested after brandishing toy gun

Holcombe Drive, Burnley. Photo: Google
Holcombe Drive, Burnley. Photo: Google

A man has been arrested after he was seen in possession of a toy gun near to a Burnley school.

Police were called out to the Holcombe Drive area of town this afternoon after receiving several reports of a man, thought to be in possession of sort some of toy weapon, acting suspiciously.

St Mary’s RC Primary School is located on the street.

A police spokesman said: “A man has been detained in connection with the incident and we would like to reassure people that the weapon was indeed a toy gun.”