Police appeal for witnesses following report of man with imitation firearm at Wexham Park Hospital

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a report was received of a man with an imitation firearm at Wexham Park Hospital.

At around 7am today, officers were called to reports of a man in possession of a firearm at the hospital.

The 27-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm and remains in police custody.

Inspector Karen Bunce, from Slough police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who was in the area this morning and believes that they witnessed this incident or saw a man carrying a weapon, to contact Thames Valley Police.

“You can do so by calling 101, quoting incident reference 337 of 24 March.

“You can also make a report online or for 100% anonymity, the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“I appreciate the concern that incidents such as this would cause in the local community, but I would like to reassure the public that this is being treated as an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

“It appears that the item being carried was an air weapon and there was no wider threat to the local community; however, we responded accordingly following calls from members of the public.

“To further reassure, there will be an increase of police officers in the vicinity, and so please do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers with any concerns you may have.

“They will be happy to address these with you and offer advice and reassurance to you.”

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