Man charged over Barrow Island gun drama
Last updated at 10:00, Thursday, 28 February 2013
A BARROW man has been charged with weapon and drug offences following a dramatic incident on Barrow Island on Monday night.
Paul McAllister, 45, of Adelphi Court, has now been charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.
He appeared in Furness Magistrates' Court today and was remanded to reappear in Preston Crown Court in May.
At 9.10pm on Monday, police were called to the Island Road area of Barrow Island in response to a call from a member of the public reporting that a group of males were in possession of a firearm.
A number of police officers quickly attended the Barrow Island area, which included support from armed officers and a dog handler.
Five people were arrested within a short time of the call and were detained at Barrow Police Station.
Police also recovered a viable firearm with ammunition, an imitation firearm and a knife.
An extensive investigation has been conducted.
A 54-year-old man from Barrow Island received a police caution for possession of a small amount of cannabis bush. He also agreed to the destruction of an imitation firearm which was recovered at the time.
A 40-year-old man from Barrow has been detained for treatment under the Mental Health Act.
The two other people who were arrested at the time have been released with no further action being taken against them.
DI Rob O’Connor from Barrow CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “Thankfully incidents involving firearms in Cumbria are very rare. Police responded immediately and quickly detained five people and recovered a firearm which is now safely off the streets.
“Our investigation is still ongoing, and I would urge anyone who was in the area of the Co-Op on Island Road, Barrow Island at 9.10pm on Monday evening who may have seen three males entering and leaving the shop to make contact with me on 101 or contact Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
First published at 15:50, Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Dramatic stuff, two guns and a knife ?
Seems to have fizzled out though.
Thought the police would manage to get more serious charges
than this out of the matter.
The cops have done a really good job by
quickly making arrests but how do such minor
charges deter these people in future ?
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