UPDATED: Armed Police and Helicopter called to Margate after man spotted with a Weapon

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An armed operation involving officers from Kent Police and a helicopter from the National air support have been called into action following reports of  a man with a guns this evening.

Armed officers were scrambled to Clifton Gardens in the town just after 8pm on Wednesday evening.


Two Authorised Firearms Officers could be seen with a weapons looking for the man.

He was detained by officers a short time later



A spokesman for Kent Police Officers were  called to Clifton Gardens, Margate at 8.12pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020 following a report that a man had been seen with what was believed to be a weapon.


Officers attended and, with the assistance of the police helicopter, located a man who was arrested. Enquiries are ongoing.