POLICE were called to a park in Hereford after reports of a man with a firearm.

A spokesperson from West Mercia police said that at around 7.30pm on Thursday (May 13) officers went to the Newton Farm area, where a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent. 

He remains in police custody as investigations continue.

No one was injured and it is believed to have been an isolated incident, with police said was in a park off Brampton Road.


People may see an increased police presence in the area today (Friday) as Safer Neighbourhood Teams offer reassurance to the community.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have CCTV, or dash-cam footage is asked to contact West Mercia Police quoting incident 553i of May 12, 2022, by visiting westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/.

Alternatively, if you have information but do not feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. 


It is 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or IP address. 

You can contact them at crimestoppers-uk.org/ or 0800 555 111.