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Appeal for witnesses to firearm incident – Bracknell

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving a firearm in Bracknell on 20 July.

At around 8.45pm, the victim, a man in his thirties, attended Campion House off Jock’s Lane with a group of men looking for a stolen motorbike which they thought might be in the area.

While there, the victim was challenged by a man who produced a golf club and asked why he was in the area.

Another man then appeared, who produced a handgun in a plastic bag, pointed it towards him and threatened him.

The man with the golf club attempted to intervene and tried to calm the man with the firearm, but he continued to point the gun towards the victim until he left the area and called police.

Officers attended and arrested a 40-year-old man from Bracknell and a 45-year-old man from Datchet on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. They both remain in police custody.

Detective Inspector Stuart Streeter, of Bracknell and Wokingham CID, said: “I understand this incident may be concerning but we believe there is no wider threat to the public.

“Fortunately, no one was physically injured but this was a very scary incident.

“Officers, including an armed deployment, attended immediately and made two arrests.

“We are appealing for anyone with information about this shocking incident to please get in touch.

“I’d urge anyone with information about this incident to please call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230323415.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

“There will be an increased police presence in the area while we investigate and conduct reassurance patrols.

“Anyone with concerns is more than welcome to speak to one of our uniformed officers.”

(Source: Thames Valley Police)

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