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Replica guns cause chaos in York

Replica guns cause chaos in York

5:09pm 23rd September 2009

Police are warning people not to carry replica and BB guns in public, or they may face police officers armed with real guns. 

The warning comes following a recent incident in York which occurred during evening rush hour on Skeldergate Bridge. 

Two youths were seen pointing realistic looking pistols at passing motorists, resulting in a number of calls to the police.

As a result of the incident a 16 year old was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. 

He has now been released on bail.

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