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Colchester: man arrested on suspicion of possessing an illegal firearm

PUBLISHED: 16:15 29 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:15 29 January 2014

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an illegal firearm in Colchester this morning.

Armed police apprehended the 18-year-old shortly before 8am on Magdelen Street.

Members of the public reported five police response vehicles parked behind Colchester’s YMCA at that time.

A spokesman for Essex Police said the man is in custody and being questioned by officers at Colchester Police Station.

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