Witness appeal following police presence in Walton-on-Thames
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We are appealing for witnesses after reports of a possible sighting of a weapon in Walton-on-Thames yesterday (Monday 18 May).
A police helicopter and armed response units were deployed to the area to search for a man who had been seen carrying a weapon, first in the area around Hersham train station at just after 1pm, and then later on in Langport Court between 6pm and 7.30pm.
A thorough search of the area was carried out. Although the suspect was not traced, a BB plastic ball was recovered from the ground where he was seen to be standing.
The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, wearing dark clothing and a hoodie.
No injuries were reported to police.
The investigation remains ongoing.
If you witnessed anything or have any further information that may assist police enquiries, please contact us quoting incident reference PR/45210051665 via:
- Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
- Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
- Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111