Crawley child arrested after playing with BB gun sparks armed response from Police

Ifield Parade was besieged with armed police officers yesterday following reports of someone with a gun.

Social media was lit up as local people reported car after car of officers racing into Ifield.

The incident began after the police were called at 5pm yesterday (Monday 12th Feb) after a boy was seen with what was believed to be a handgun in Langley Green.

The police traced a group of teenagers and stopped them at Ifield Parade on Ifield Drive and a BB gun was found.

A 13-year-old boy from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and has been released under investigation.

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