Man seen on mobility scooter in Skegness with handgun released on bail

Police at the scene.
Police at the scene.

A 56-year-old man has been released on bail pending further investigation after he was arrested following a firearms incident..

Armed police descended on a street in Skegness on Wednesday after reports of a man 'in his sixties' on a mobility scooter holding a handgun.

Residents on Clarke Way were advised to stay indoors as the drama unfolded at about 4.30pm.

Witnesses reported the Fire Station in Churchill Avenue crawling with police before moving on to Clarke Way.

A statement was issued by Lincolnshire Police at 9.54pm lhat night reads: "Following a call from a member of the public about 4.30pm this afternoon (Wednesday 31st July) saying that a man had been seen with a firearm, armed officers went to Clarke Way, Skegness and, following enquiries, arrested a man in his sixties for an offence under the Firearms Act and assault.

"He was taken to Skegness police station for questioning. We thank people in the area for their understanding whilst we carried out our operation to arrest the man."

On Monday, police updated the situation and stated: " A 56-year-old man has been released on bail pending further investigation."