UPDATE: Police search for firearm after '˜pistol-whip' assault in Lancashire

Police are continuing to search the Chorley area to recover a firearm after an alleged '˜pistol-whip' assault in Chorley.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 3:41 pm
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 2:48 pm

A man, aged 20, and a woman, aged 17, have been arrested following an incident where a man was reportedly smacked with the handle of a firearm in a house on Northgate Drive shortly before 2pm yesterday.

A police spokesman said the man and girl, both from Chorley, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

The alleged gun has not yet been found and officers are continuing to search the area.

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Searches are currently being carried out in water near to the Lock and Quay Pub in Chorley.

A force spokesman said nobody was seriously hurt.

The teenage girl has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 20-year-old man remains in police custody.