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Armed police in Richmond Street, Herne Bay, last night

UPDATED: Armed police arrest man for firearms offence

Armed police were called to Herne Bay last night to deal with a firearms incident.

Officers attended Richmond Street at the junction with Telford Street and closed the area off.

A man had been seen walking through along the High Street with an air rifle at just before 10.30am.

A a 46-year-old man from Whitstable was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded air rifle in public.

Officers seized the weapon. No one was injured.

Meanwhile, officers in Canterbury arrested five people last night.

Offences include robbery, possession of an offensive weapon, causing actual bodily harm, arson and being drunk and disorderly.

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