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Man released as Bridlington Barclays investigation continues

Barclays Bank in Manor Street
Barclays Bank in Manor Street

A 24 year-old Bridlington man arrested on Saturday following an incident at a bank on Manor Street in Bridlington has been released under investigation.

Police were called to the Incident at Barclay’s at 11.30am on Saturday (September 22) following reports the man had entered the bank with a toy gun.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: “He made no demands then left the premises quickly. Officers attended swiftly and he is now in our custody. No one was hurt.”

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson, said: “We have arrested a man today in Bridlington on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a class B drug.

“Our firearms officers were deployed promptly as a matter of caution and the individual was arrested nearby.

“We have recovered a number of weapons too, which appear on initial examination to be imitation.

“I want to stress that this is clearly an isolated incident and I’d like to thank the public for reporting this to us quickly.”

Humberside Police are continuing their investigations and would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident that has not already spoken to them to call on 101, quoting log 256 22/09/18.