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Appeal for dashcam footage after imitation firearm incident in Exeter

Alert message sent 16/03/2022 10:47:00

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Drivers in Fore Street, Heavitree, East Wonford Hill, and Honiton Road could help investigation
Police investigating reports that a man pointed a suspected imitation firearm at a group of people in Exeter are appealing for dashcam footage from passing motorists.
Detectives would in particular like to hear from drivers who were in Fore Street, in Heavitree, East Wonford Hill, or Honiton Road between 3.25am and 5am on Saturday 12 March.
It is alleged a male suspect approached the window of a premises with what was believed to be a weapon and pointed it at people inside.  
He is thought to have walked along the above locations before getting into a car in Honiton Road.
Officers, including armed units, attended the incident and carried out searches of the area.
Following further enquiries, police subsequently attended an address in the city and seized an air pistol. 
A man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He has been released on police bail until 5 April while enquiries continue.
Detectives are reviewing CCTV from homes and businesses and are appealing to drivers with dashcams who may be able to help fill in any gaps in footage.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email, quoting crime reference CR/021363/22.
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Linzi Berryman (Police, Devon & Cornwall Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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