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Cumbria men arrested as part of firearms investigation

THREE men from Cumbria have been arrested as part of a firearms investigation.

On Wednesday at around 9pm, police arrested a 28-year-old man, from Workington, on suspicion of conspiracy to possess a firearm.

He was arrested at Carlisle Railway Station, after police received information that he may have been carrying a gun.

No weapons were found and no-one was injured.

Two other men, from Workington, were arrested later but have since been released.

Three further men, aged 50, 23 and 20, have also been arrested in Leeds by West Midlands Police in connection with this investigation.

They are all being questioned by detectives at various police stations in Cumbria.

Detective Inspector Ian Harwood said: “We take any reports or information about firearms very seriously.

“Weapons or intimidation are not tolerated in Cumbria and we work hard to keep our county one of the safest places to live and work in the country.”

The man who was arrested in Carlisle was still in custody today after West Cumbria Magistrates' Court granted permission for him to be detained for a further 36 hours.

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