Firearms officers called to dispute at Hillmead in Shepton Mallet following reports of a weapon

  Posted: 20.05.20 at 20:16 by Shepton Mallet Nub News

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Firearms officers were called to Hillmead in Shepton Mallet this evening (May 20) following reports of a dispute where a weapon was reported to have been seen.

The police helicopter was also called to hover over the town as back-up following the reports to the police at around 5pm.

A police spokesman said: "We were called to the Hillmead area of Shepton Mallet at around 5pm today following reports of a dispute between a small number of people, and in which a firearm was reportedly seen but not discharged.

"Due to the nature of the incident, firearms officers attended the scene and carried out a search of a property, but found no one inside and we have not found a weapon of any kind.

"Investigations are ongoing. We are treating this as an isolated incident involving people known to each other and we do not consider there to be any ongoing risk to the wider public."

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