Armed Cops swoop on Southsea Pub and recover a Firearm

Police have confirmed details around an armed raid above a Southsea pub this evening.
Eyewitnesses report seeing up to 20 armed officers, in full body armour, swoop on the accommodation above the Jolly Sailor public house on Clarence Parade as previously reported on UKNIP247.
A local builder told said Cops , “We were forced to stay in the pub, the police wouldn’t let anybody leave. I wasn’t complaining!”
Police have now confirmed that armed officers rushed to the pub after a firearm was found in a guest’s room.
A spokesman for Hampshire Police said, “A 24-year-old woman from Scotland has since been arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and a 21-year-old man, also from Scotland, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate.”
Officers at the scene initially remained tight-lipped as to the nature of the raid but confirmed to Spotted Portsmouth it was not connected to the attempted robbery of a Southsea jewellers this morning.
The Scottish couple remain in custody at Portsmouth Central Police Station and are helping police with their enquiries.

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