Armed police close major Stoke-on-Trent road due to disturbance

A major Stoke-on-Trent road was closed after armed police were called to a disturbance at a property in the city tonight.

Readers contacted StokeonTrentLive after spotting the incident on Scotia Road, Burslem, on Wednesday evening

Armed police were called because one of the people involved in the disturbance was believed to have a weapon.

One man is in custody and two air weapons have now been recovered.

Police have confirmed no one was injured and the incident on Scotia Road has now concluded.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said enquiries were ongoing and that police were called to the scene at around 9.40pm.

He said:  “There was a disturbance at an address in Scotia Road.  One person involved was said to be in possession of a firearm.  Armed police were deployed.

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“A 51-year-old male was arrested and is currently in custody at NSCF [North Staffordshire Custody Facility in Etruria].

“A search of the address recovered one air rifle and an air pistol.

“Nobody was injured.”

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