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Armed police hunt man believed to have been walking around Crediton with a gun

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged firearms incident which took place on Wednesday 5 March near Spreyton, Crediton.

Shortly before 8am a black car, Vauxhall Corsa or similar model, with three men inside, was allegedly driving around a property near the village when one man got out and started walking around.

The man got back into the car and it drove off in the direction of Spreyton.

One of the men in the car is alleged to have had a gun.

Firearms officers, along with local officers, attended the scene but the vehicle and its occupants were not located.

Detective Sergeant Mark Sloman, investigating officer based in Okehampton, said: “I’d like to reassure people what this was an isolated incident and we do not believe any member of the public was in danger at any stage.

“However as a precautionary measure, firearms officers attended.”

Anyone who saw the vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the area, around the time of the incident, is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 90 of 5 March.

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