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Two arrested after armed police are called to the A38 near Lichfield

Two people have been arrested after armed police were called to the A38 near Lichfield.

Officers were called to Muckley Corner after reports of an air rifle being seen at 5.30pm today (August 12).

Similar calls were also received near the Catholme turn-off on the A38 yesterday evening.

An 18-year-old man from Chasetown and a 17-year-old from Derby have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Inspector Jonathan Staite, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We’d like to reassure the public who may have seen firearms officers and other police officers on the A38 today that two arrests have been made in connection with these reported incidents.

“We’d like to thank the public for coming forward immediately to report these incidents and providing us with information.”

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101 referring to incident 647 of 12 August.

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  1. Rob

    13th August, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    “intent to cause fear of violence.”
    With an air rifle?
    i think some people are watching too much television.

  2. Steven Norman

    13th August, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I’m glad the police took these reports as seriously as they deserved.

  3. theaardvark

    13th August, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Not everyone can tell the difference between an air rifle and something more dangerous just by sight. Or, indeed, just how dangerous an air rifle is.

  4. Rob

    13th August, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    You’re right:
    But it’s people that are dangerous, not air rifles. My TX200 is resting peacefully in its case just now, a danger to no-one.

  5. Rob

    17th August, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    After five days of hyper-ventilating about U.S. redneck “fascists” running people over I suppose twitter is about due a night off.

  6. John Griffin

    21st August, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    People with guns, wherever stored, are more dangerous than people without. Dangerous people however are dangerous with whatever means they have. Fists kill.