Gunman arrested outside pub

PUBLISHED: 16:44 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 31 May 2010

A GUNMAN was spotted outside a Saffron Walden pub shortly after 9pm last night (Sunday June 1) and prompted a police search of the area. Police were called to The Axe pub in Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, when they received a report of a man carrying a gun.

A GUNMAN was spotted outside a Saffron Walden pub shortly after 9pm last night (Sunday June 1) and prompted a police search of the area.

Police were called to The Axe pub in Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, when they received a report of a man carrying a gun.

Saffron Walden police, who conducted a search of the area, confirmed that a 64-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm. He is currently in police custody. No shots were fired.

Anybody who was in the vicinity of Ashdon Road and saw anything suspicious should call Saffron Walden Police Station on 0300 333 444.

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