Firearm brandished in Shepton
Avon & Somerset Police were called out yesterday (20 May) following a disturbance in the Hillmead area of Shepton Mallet.
At around 5pm a firearm was report seen, but was not apparently fired. Two women, aged 30 and 32, were later arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm. They remain in custody. Police confirm that an imitation weapon has been recovered.
The incident is, for now, being treated as an isolated incident involving people who were known to each other.
DS Paul Cobb notes “We would like to reassure the community that there’s no risk to the wider public. If anyone saw this incident, or has information which could help our inquiry, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220109641.”