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IMMEDIATE RESPONSE: Police helicopter responds to reports of man on a canal boat with a ‘shotgun’ in Croxley

 Published on: 17th March 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police swarmed a canal boat in Croxley yesterday, Thursday, March 16, following reports of a man possessing a firearm described as a shotgun.

Officers from the firearms response team, the dog unit, as well as a police helicopter responded to the incident just before 6pm. A man was arrested on the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm, as well as for possession of a banned breed of dog.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said: “Police were called just before 6pm yesterday (Thursday, March 16) to reports of an in incident in Byewaters, Croxley Green.

“It was reported that a man on a canal boat had been seen in possession of a firearm, which was described as a shotgun.

“Officers attended immediately, alongside specially trained firearms response officers, the dog unit and a police helicopter.

“A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of a banned breed of dog. He remains in police custody at this time. No weapons were located and the investigation remains ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting ISR 664 of 16/03.

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