Posted: Tue 1st Mar 2022

Man arrested after knife and imitation firearm found following “struggle” with police in Buckley

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2022

A man has been arrested by police in Flintshire after a knife and an imitation firearm were alleged to have been found in a bag he had discarded.

Police were called to report of a suspicious male in the garden of a house in Buckley.

After being located, the man attempted to get away but was detained following a muddy struggle with police officers.

In a post on social media, Sgt Matthews from South Flintshire Neighbourhood Team said: “Rota4 officers called to a report of a suspicious male in a garden of a property earlier today in Buckley.”

“The male tried to run from officers but was successfully detained following a struggle.”

He said: “The male had discarded a bag during the struggle and once the male was safely in our secure vehicle the officers were shocked to discover he was in possession of an imitation firearm and a knife!”

“The male was arrested for possession of bladed article, possession of imitation firearm in public and obstructing police.”

Sgt Matthews said the incident was “just another example of how officers put themselves at risk to keep the public safe on a daily basis.”

“This is the reason why I’ve started posting (on social media) about Patrol Rota 4 – I think people need to know the realities of what we deal with day-to-day.”

He said: “So if you have a couple of muddy police officers turn up to you today in South Flintshire, you know why!”

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Call for local residents to help shape Rivertown Church’s ambitious plans for new community hub
  • Let’s Eat Cake fundraiser raises over £10,000 for children’s hospice
  • RoSPA: One in three UK homes lacks essential carbon monoxide alarms

  • More...

    Call for local residents to help shape Rivertown Church’s ambitious plans for new community hub

    News

    Let’s Eat Cake fundraiser raises over £10,000 for children’s hospice

    News

    RoSPA: One in three UK homes lacks essential carbon monoxide alarms

    News

    E. Coli: 27 cases confirmed in Wales with outbreak linked to salad leaves in some supermarket sandwiches

    News

    Flintshire trailer theft suspects arrested in Lancashire

    News

    Joint police operation nets three drug arrests in Shotton

    News

    Action-packed racing at Chester on Saturday with Novice Stakes opener

    News

    RSPCA Cymru calls on public to help save wildlife from hazardous nets

    News

    Over 60 volunteers unite for Mold Spring Clean, collecting more than 100 bags of waste

    News