Woman holding tennis racket caused Droitwich firearm scare - The Droitwich Standard

Woman holding tennis racket caused Droitwich firearm scare

Droitwich Editorial 24th Jul, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

THE FIREARM scare which closed Droitwich High Street was down to a woman carrying a tennis racket, it has emerged.

Armed officers were called out to reports of a teenager carrying a weapon on July 12.

A part of the High Street was closed after the police were called about 6.20pm, it was later reopened but there remained a high police presence in the area while they continued with their search.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said they had now identified a woman who fitted the description of who they were looking for.

He added: “She was not carrying a firearm, it was a tennis racket.

“We do not know if this was what the person, who reported it, saw – we have not identified anyone else.”

The spokesman said they believed the report was made by a person with a genuine concern and thanked them for their vigilance.

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