This is why armed police descended on a residential street in Blackburn last night

Armed police stormed a residential street in Blackburn.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 22nd April 2022, 1:20 pm
Residents reported seeing a man in possession of a gun in Skye Crescent, Blackburn. (Credit: Google)
Residents reported seeing a man in possession of a gun in Skye Crescent, Blackburn. (Credit: Google)

Residents reported seeing a man in possession of a gun in Skye Crescent at around 7.30pm on Thursday (April 21).

Armed police swooped on the estate and worked alongside the force’s helicopter in an attempt to catch the suspect.

“Officers quickly attended but the suspect had already left the area,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

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“A replica firearm was later recovered close to the scene.

“No arrests have been made at this stage.”

Detectives said enquiries were ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact the police by calling 101, quoting log number 1229 of April 21.