Posted: Mon 12th May 2014

Man arrested following firearms incident in Higher Kinnerton

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Although just outside of Wrexham, a number of people have contacted us this morning regarding police presence in Kinnerton and Hope. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Jamie told Wrexham.com that Kinnerton Road had been closed off and that the police helicopter had been spotted above the area. Another person added that he had seen police in the area at 5:15am when he was leaving for work. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A high police presence and ambulances have been spotted in the area. We popped down to Higher Kinnerton just after midday, where a number of police cars were parked at a property at the south end of the long straight out of Kinnerton towards Hope. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Chief Inspector Dave Owens said: “The public may be aware of a police presence in Kinnerton Road, Kinnerton. We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident and will provide more information when we are in a position to do so.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

UPDATE 1:19pm: North Wales Police have said they believe a firearm was discharged in the early hours of this morning in the vicinity of Kinnerton Road, Kinnerton ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They say “Officers are currently liaising with Cheshire Police to locate a man in relation to the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A number of lines of inquiry are currently being followed to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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UPDATE 2:18pm: Manhunt Over – Police say “A 63 -year-old man, local to the Kinnerton area, has today been arrested in relation to the incident in Kinnerton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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“Police can confirm that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. ” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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