This is why armed police were in Mackworth last night

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Armed police swooped on Mackworth last night after being told a person had been seen in possession of a firearm.

People on social media reporting seeing armed police in Prince Charles Avenue at around 11pm.

They say the cops were heard shouting 'armed police' in the street near shops.

Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth, Derby

Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth, Derby

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire police said: “At around 11.15pm last night police executed a warrant at a house in the Mackworth area, following information that a person was in possession of a firearm. Searches at the house are ongoing.”

The spokeswoman said she could not confirm where the search was being carried out.

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