Gunman turns himself in following ‘disturbance’ on residential road in Borstal just yards from The Pilgrim School

16:31 11 January 2017

Brambletree Crescent, Borstal. Photo: Google

Brambletree Crescent, Borstal. Photo: Google


A 28-year-old man from Rochester remains in custody

Police in Borstal have made an arrest after armed officers were called to a residential street just yards away from a school on Tuesday following reports of a man with a gun.

Officers attended the scene on Brambletree Crescent, near The Pilgrim School. following a report of a disturbance involving people who were connected to one another, one of whom was said to have been in possession of a firearm, which police now believe to have been a BB gun.

A 28-year-old man from Rochester turned himself in to Medway Police Station on Wednesday and was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He remains in custody.

Medway district commander chief inspector Simon Alland said: “I would like to thank residents for their patience while officers dealt with this incident.

“We are treating this as an isolated matter as those involved were connected to each other and there is no suggestion anyone else was at any risk of harm.

“I hope this reassures the local community, and that our response to this incident demonstrates how seriously we take any reports involving firearms.”

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