A man in Whitchurch has been bailed until next month after he was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession and threatening behaviour with a firearm last Saturday.

Police were called to a property in Queensway, Whitchurch, at around 2pm on Saturday, August 12 after it was reported a man had been seen with a firearm.

Firearms officers attended and the incident was resolved peacefully before the 31-year-old man was arrested and then later bailed until September 8.

He was also arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug of class B - cannabis - after plants were discovered in a shed at the back of the property.

Inspector Jeff Morris, from West Mercia Police said: “We would like to thank people for their patience whilst this incident, which is not related to terrorism, was peacefully resolved.

“There will be officers in the area for some time as the investigation continues, if you have any concerns, or have any information which could help their investigation, please speak to officers or call 101 quoting reference 371s of August 12.”