Latchingdon: Police called out to warn eight-year-old boy over toy gun (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Latchingdon: Police called out to warn eight-year-old boy over toy gun
11:00am Thursday 15th November 2012 in Local News
Police faced one of their more unusual call outs last Monday after reports of an eight-year-old boy carrying a toy gun in Latchingdon.
Sgt Perry Land said officers had been called at about 9.30am and when attending confirmed it was a plastic toy and offered advice to the boy’s parents about carrying it in public.
He emphasised that no crime was committed.
He added: "This was a very minor matter of giving advice to school children.
"On a daily basis police get asked to advise on a variety of issues, not all of which are crimes."