16 year old Kempston boy arrested in connection with firearms offences

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Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after reports a man was threatened with a gun in Campbell Close, Kempston, last night (16 Aug). There were then reports a man was firing a gun from a vehicle in Kempston between Campbell Close and Bedford Road.

Detective Inspector Andy Southam said: “This is a concerning incident, in which fortunately no-one was injured, and we would like to reassure the public that we are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances.

“We have also been carrying out additional high visibility patrols in the area and we would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to our officers if they see them out and about.
“In addition, we are urging anyone with information about the incident to get in touch. In particular, we are appealing for anyone who witnessed a blue Toyota Aygo travelling in Kempston to contact us.”

The 16-year-old boy from Kempston has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and a number of driving offences. He has been taken to police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Goldleslie.

You can also give information about the incident online via Bedfordshire Police’s online reporting centre.

Image via Bedfordshire Police.

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