Armed Officers deployed to report of incident involving a weapon.


1PaulPickard-020Just after 8pm on Monday 10 August police were called to a report of an air weapon being fired in the area of the Sagger Makers Bottom Knocker in Market Place, Burslem.

Due to the nature of the information that was passed it was appropriate to deploy armed response officers and, with assistance from the Air Support Unit, they carried out a thorough area search but no one was located.

It became apparent that there was no immediate threat to anyone’s safety and the circumstances that led to the call being made are being investigated.

Whenever there is a concern that a weapon may be involved we work to ensure the safety of the community and our officers.

Author: bailey9799

Communications Manager at Staffordshire Police