Police called to sighting of armed man in Peterborough discover it was teenager with woodwork

Police in Lincoln Road
Police in Lincoln Road
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Police descended on Lincoln Road in Peterborough after a reported sighting of an armed man, only to find the weapon in question was a piece of woodwork made by a teenager.

A man on a bus called police at 1.40pm today (Tuesday, July 14) believing he had seen a man with a rifle in Lincoln Road.

Police in Lincoln Road

Police in Lincoln Road

Several officers were sent to the location, but after making enquiries they discovered the ‘weapon’ had in fact been a shotgun made by a teenager during a woodwork class which he then took outside.

A police spokesman said the class was held at the Millfield Playgroup.

The teen was given words of advice before officers left.