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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Police call off hunt for Barrow crossbow man

POLICE have called off the search for a man seen armed with a crossbow on a Barrow beach.

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Police close the car park at Roanhead beach. HARRY ATKINSON REF: 50065101B002

Armed officers and police dogs searched the area around Roanhead Beach after witnesses reported seeing a man firing the weapon into sand dunes at 11.06am this morning.

A police spokesman said: "Following an extensive search of the Roanhead Beach area and enquiries being complete, police have concluded their search for a man who had been using what is believed to be a crossbow.

"There is no indication that there was any criminal intent by this person and there was no risk to the public during this incident."

Anyone with concerns is asked to contact Police on 101.

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