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Updated: Dramatic Police Incident in Burpham – Firearm Reported to Have Been Seized

Published on: 13 Nov, 2021
Updated on: 15 Nov, 2021

At least six police vehicles attended the incident at Ockley Court, Burpham

By Martin Giles

Surrey Police have issued a statement about a dramatic incident in Burpham on Saturday afternoon (November 13) when officers descended on cul-de-sac Ockley Court, near Sainsbury’s. Six police cars were at the scene including two unmarked vehicles and a van.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said today (November 15): “Officers were on patrol when they pulled over a car in Ockley Court in Burpham, Guildford at around 3.30pm on 13 November.

“Following a roadside drugs test and a search of his car, a 46-year-old man from Guildford was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of class A drugs and possession of a firearm without a license.

“He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.”

A woman police officer (left) with what appears to be a gun bag.

Observations that some police officers were armed during the incident have not been confirmed.

The police searched a Land Rover Discovery, and appeared to retrieve what a resident described as a rifle. A man was questioned and taken away. Local residents did not recognise the man as a neighbour. It is now believed the weapon was a shotgun.

The activity commenced at around 3.30pm and continued for over 60 minutes, culminating in an apparent arrest of a man, dressed in gun sports attire, at approximately 4.15.

A man being led to a custody van.

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