Armed response called to '˜incorrect, good faith' call over weapon

Armed officers and a police helicopter were called to the North Hykeham and Brant Road areas this morning (Thursday) after reports of a man in possession of a weapon.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed the officers carried out searches with officers from armed response vehicles and the police helicopter but said: “We believe the call was made in good faith but was incorrect.”

They added: “This was a standard response to an incident of this nature and we always act in this manner to ensure public safety.”