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Police attend reports of gunshot in Cresswell Road, Newbury

Armed officers called but no offence committed

John Herring

John Herring


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Police swooped on a Newbury street following reports of a gunshot at the weekend.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said that officers were called to reports of a firearm being discharged in Cresswell Road at 2.10pm on Saturday, June 27.

Four police cars and an unmarked police vehicle were called, including armed officers. 

However, Thames Valley Police said: "It was established that no offences took place and no arrests were made."

Reports on social media said that the noise was an air rifle going off, while others said it was fireworks. 

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  • Fender200

    03/07/2020 - 12:03

    Is Cresswell Road a dodgy area?


  • CommonHungerforder

    30/06/2020 - 20:30

    Not much news here. What happened then? Put on your Trilby, get out your pencil and notebook and go out into the streets and ask. Like do something. Or CTRL+C / CTRL+V As Yosser Hughes once said, 'Gis us a job, I can do that'. Never more true with cut and paste. No follow up? Ever? You may as well have been furloughed, and careful as if you say you have been.... as they will come after your employer. So what was the noise? Do I have to pay 20p to find out? And does NWN even know your 20p thing is always free? It is, but nobody at NWN ever knew. Even before lockdown, as it just was FREE. (Gave something away there, like NWN screwed up on the implementation of 20p for a story.) But you and NWN could not even organise a website. Others (not that many around the country) using the same poor system NWN brought into did it much better as I checked them all. NWN are the only ones who are rubbish at collecting 20p. You can sort that from home on furlough. Except...