Man arrested outside Bury St Edmunds nightclub after bouncers find airgun

Flex Nightclub in Bury St Edmunds

Flex Nightclub in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Chris Shimwell

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after bouncers at a Bury St Edmunds nightclub found an airgun during a routine search. 

Security staff at Flex nightclub in St Andrews Street found the air weapon during a routine door search shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday, November 6. 

Police were called, and a man was arrested over suspicion of possession of a firearm. 

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has since been released on bail to answer on December 2.

Flex boss, Dominic Creffield said: "It was found in one of our searches because we were searching nearly everyone who came in. 

"It's the first time we've found a weapon — we were shocked that it happens."

"Mostly we deal with drink, drugs and fake IDs." 

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Mr Creffield added that the nightclub was searching more people in response to recent spikings.

"We were doing one in ten — that's now one in three," he said. "We have extra door staff, plus we're keeping a duty manager on the door at all times."

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