False Alarm After Man With ‘Gun’ Reported on Above Bar Street


On December 3rd, police were called to Lloyds TSB on Above Bar Street after reports of a man armed with a gun at the bank.

Reportedly, several police vehicles subsequently arrived at the location, blocking off the road while a helicopter circled overhead.

However, after the bank was searched, a 20-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and causing a public nuisance for submitting the report when no one ever actually had a gun on the premises.

A police spokesperson said:

We were called at 9.52pm [on December 3rd]to a report of suspicious activity in Lloyds TSB bank on Above Bar Street.

“It was reported a man was seen inside the premises with gun.

“Armed officers were deployed to the area and conducted a thorough search.

“We then arrested two people believed to have made the report on suspicion of wasting police time.”


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