Armed police arrest man in Bridlington

Armed officers were called to the West Street area of Bridlington on Sunday
Armed officers were called to the West Street area of Bridlington on Sunday

Armed police officers were called to a Bridlington street yesterday following reports of a man in possession of a gun.

Humberside Police were called to the West Street area yesterday (Sunday 2 August) following a call from a concerned member of the public.

A spokesperson for the force said: “49-year-old Gary Andrew Pickersgill of Whitehall Crescent, Wakefield has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm in a public place and released on bail to appear at Beverley Magistrates Court on Wednesday August 19.

“The charges relate to a call from the public reporting a man with a firearm in the West Street area of Bridlington at 1.50pm on Sunday August 2. Trained firearms officer attended and an imitation firearm was recovered.”