Parents at primary schools in Gunthorpe and Paston re-assured after police activity sparks fears

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Parents at schools in Gunthorpe and Paston are being re-assured after concerns grew following police activity in the area.

The Peterborough Telegraph was contacted after a police car was spotted in the area, amid rumours of a weapon being in the vicinity.

The force were called at 2.30am this morning (Wednesday, July 15) to reports of a domestic incident in Paston.

A man at the address was said to have a ‘stun gun’ which it was alleged he had hidden locally.

The man was arrested in connection with the alleged ownership of the item.

However, Cambridgeshire police have confirmed that no weapon has been found and is not believed to exist.

A police spokesman said: “Upon further investigation it is now believed the individual does not, and did not possess the item.

“Schools in the area were visited as part of enquiries this morning.”

Fran Hollingsworth, headteacher at Gunthorpe Primary School, confirmed the school had been notified of an arrest by police before the school day began.

Paston Ridings Primary School and Norwood Primary School both directed questions from the PT to a Peterborough City Council spokesman.

A spokesman for the council said: “Three primary schools were contacted by Cambridgeshire police today following an arrest in Paston.

“As part of police enquiries, searches were carried out in the grounds of all the schools but nothing was found.

“Individual schools took appropriate action after being contacted by police.”