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Posted on 20:25:00 on 12th June 2019

Police have found nothing suspicious after carrying out extensive searches in west Cumbria this evening following a report of a sighting of a man with a firearm.

The report, at 6.47pm, suggested a man with a firearm was in the area of Wilson Pit Road, Whitehaven.

A full search of the area, supported by the precautionary deployment of armed officers, was carried out and nothing suspicious has been found.

Police would like to reassure people there is no perceived risk to the public at this time.

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