Police have made an arrest after reports of a man with a suspected air weapon in a playground.

The incident happened earlier today (Tuesday May 3) at Clitheroe Castle Playground. A man was in police custody this evening.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "This afternoon officers from Rural Taskforce and Immediate Response were called to Clitheroe Castle Playground. "This is following reports of a male walking around the area in possession of a suspected air weapon. "The male was located by officers within a short time on Bawdlands, Clitheroe, and found to be in possession of an air weapon. "

Police said the air weapon had been recovered and the male was currently in police custody.