Three teenagers and a man instructed to lie down behind a police vehicle in Bordesley Green

Police were called to Pretoria Road in Bordesley Green on Monday (10/04), following reports a man was seen carrying firearms into a property.

Armed officers were deployed to surround the house in question. A man, aged 21, a girl, aged 17, and two boys, aged 16 and 15, came out of the address and, for the safety of those individuals as well as the public’s safety they were initially instructed to lie down behind a West Midlands Police vehicle.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Police, said: “This is routine when it is believed there could be a firearms threat nearby. As is also routine, officers searched the individuals to ensure they were not carrying any weapons.

Meanwhile, officers contained the area until they were happy there was no threat and no-one was armed inside the address.

Once it was known that there was no longer any threat to those from the property or the general public they were released.

A thorough search was carried out at the address; no firearms were recovered and no arrests were made.”

Superintendent Phil Dolby, who is the Deputy Head of Operations at West Midlands Police, added: “We will always act on any information given by the public to tackle gun crime.

Firearms have no place on the streets of Birmingham. There is no let-up in our approach to tackle gun crime and it remains an absolute priority for us.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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