Armed police raid house

Armed police enter house in Freckleton
Armed police enter house in Freckleton
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Armed police carried out a raid on a terraced house in Freckleton after a tip-off.

Later it was revealed a blank-firing gun was seized from the premises along with ammunition. No-one was arrested, although a man, aged 47, is due to be interviewed at a later date.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said officers had carried out “a pre-planned warrant” at an address on Kirkham Road in Freckleton at about 4.30pm on Wednesday.

“A blank-firing pistol was recovered along with a quantity of ammunition,” said the spokesperson.

“A 47-year-old man from Freckleton will be spoken to at a date to be arranged.”

An eye-witness said: “It was quite dramatic. The police were heavily-armed and blocked off the road before entering the house.”