EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: ARMED POLICE CALLED IN AFTER IMAGE OF GUN SENT TO TEENAGER

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Fears that a person was in possession of a firearm resulted in Armed Police from both sides of the Solent being mobilised to Ryde earlier this afternoon (Wednesday).

At just after 14:00, Police received reports that a person was in possession of a firearm in Ryde after a photo was sent to a 17-year-old girl.

2 Armed Response Officers were rushed across the Solent by Police launch, landing at Ryde Pier shortly before 15:00 – much to the surprise of families enjoying a spot of fishing.

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A number of local Police units, including Island-based Armed Officers, responded to the car park of Ryde Golf Club on Binstead Road, although it is unclear if this was the centre of the alert or just a rendezvous point.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:

“We were called just after 2pm today (May 20) to a report of a possession of a firearm in Ryde.

“Following further enquiries, this is being investigated as a report of malicious communications, after an image of a firearm was sent to a 17-year-old girl”.

The mainland-based Armed Response Officers swiftly stood down from the incident and returned to Portsmouth.

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Linda Adams
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And people say it’s a nice place to live don’t think so it’s the worst place I ever lived

Seeya!
Seeya!
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Unbelievable

Just me
Just me
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Come on don’t be so melodramatic this is a daily occurrence in most other parts of the UK I’d rather the police were safe than sorry

Gungadin
Gungadin
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It’s gone downhill! It’s still nice, there are not so nice areas in every seaside town.

Pete
Pete
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I agree 10/10

Fed up
Fed up
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There is plenty of room on the mainland, go there.

Ex islander
Ex islander
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I agree. Drugs and thugs. Police isn’t professional too. Especially Newport based female officers…!!!

VENTNOR
VENTNOR
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Go live somewhere else…..

Temperance
Temperance
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You could’nt make it up….

Nigel shore
Nigel shore
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Shame they didn’t rush to find the sod who stole my car……..

GuestBert
GuestBert
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Your bottom of the pile mate

Vision
Vision
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Wow!………..

Suzie
Suzie
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So was a gun found or what?!?

Lala
Lala
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No. They just made a show

Egor the rotten
Egor the rotten
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Really what the f is going on with this island….since the out break every liveing scum bag has crawled out the wood work

Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
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So he wasn’t just pleased to see the girl, he really did have a gun in his pocket.

GeeBee
GeeBee
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Great. So now everybody knows how to waste masses of police resources is to send a photo of a gun to someone.

JHVF
JHVF
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What a nonsense, good exercise though

anon
anon
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first course of action would have been to send a officer to actually eyeball the girl and the phone, not to have a feminist controller listening to a hysterical girl over the phone and make decision from that..miss manage men t

Suspect but never interwieved
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I think it is a standard on iow with police. Absolute disgrace for Police forces!!!

Candy Pink
Candy Pink
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What a load of fuss. Stupid hysterical bitch. Can’t believe all the resources wasted on this. They should just prosecute all the idiots involved in such time wasting. Fed up with reading about crap like this, This Island is such an embarrassment at times.

GuestBert
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What a load of bollochs, waste of resources, surely cop should have gone and spoke to person, imagine sending loads out to random addresses, we would have flying squad and so 17 over here,

Peter A
Peter A
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Big event on the Island, everyday, well not quite everyday, event in places like Boscombe. Good practice though.

Zack Zuck
Zack Zuck
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Bet he wished he had used NordVPN

Rog
Rog
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