Imitation firearm seized and man arrested in Ramsgate

Emergency services

A man remains in custody after police were called to a report of a man with a weapon in Ramsgate last night (September 5).

Police, including armed officers and a dog unit, attended at 6.20pm following the report of a man possibly armed in Hereson Road.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was contacted shortly after 6.20pm on Monday 5 September following a report that a man had been seen with a possible weapon in Hereson Road, Ramsgate.

“Officers attended and a 31-year-old man from the Ramsgate area was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm.

“An imitation firearm was seized as part of an ongoing investigation and the man remains in custody.”


  1. Well done to the informant for reporting what they saw even though it turned out to be a imitation gun/firearm. Nobody is likely to know the difference if pointed at them, even BB guns are supposed to be kept in safe place in case/bag for the said purpose and not visible/allowed in public areas without such coverage.

    • It was a lighter in shape of a gun and the person who reported it knew this as they used it before calling police
      Was left to family after family member recently passing

      • Hi Coral really That makes them both stupid the person for having it and there so called friend for reporting it, it could only happen in thanet look at how much police time was wasted if what you say is true and I’ve no reason to doubt you.

  2. It’s funny how they arrest someone over an imitation firearm and take that away but when I reported my ex for having a real gun, ammo and obtaining it illegally they said they won’t do anything about it and now I’m left feeling unsafe and scared for my life with the police failing me.

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