Police called to Tinwell after reports of man with a gun

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A man with a gun approached a woman in a car in Tinwell this morning (Wednesday).

Police officers were called to the A6121 in Tinwell, close to the sliproad with the A1, at about 6.45am this morning following a report that a man was carrying a firearm.

He approached a woman in a vehicle but she drove away and contacted police.

A police spokesman said that “in the interests of officer and public safety” the armed response team was deployed to the area. The National Police Air Service was also called to assist officers. No-one was located and no-one was injured.

Officers were in Tinwell for some time afterwards making inquiries.

Leicestershire Police is appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or witnessed the man to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.