Arrest made after reports of man with gun at Westwood

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An arrest has been made following a report of a man seen with an air weapon in Broadstairs this morning (September 5).

Kent Police patrols and armed officers were called to Westwood Road at 6.47am where they carried out a search and have now arrested a 32-year-old man of no fixed address in connection with the incident.

Armed officers responded  to the report of the incident in the road at the rear of Tesco which runs towards Asda.

St George’s School remained open although shops in the Westwood area had been reported as being locked down.  Tesco Extra was advised to shut down when the incident was reported but was reopened by 8am.

A BB gun was recovered at the scene. No threats or injuries were reported.

The man currently remains in custody while enquiries are ongoing.