Facebook Picture Leads To Man's Arrest

21 December 2010, 14:30 | Updated: 21 December 2010, 14:33

Police have raided a house in Bedford over a picture on Facebook showing man brandishing weapons.

Officers went to the house in Henley Road in the town at 06.30am.

Two men and two women were arrested and are currently in custody being questioned.

At 6.30am firearms officers entered the property in the Queen’s Park area of Bedford and undertook a thorough search. The found two guns, thought to be BB guns, a crossbow and a quantity of documents including credit cards.

The four people arrested were a 33 year old man, a 26 year old man, and two 24 year old women.

Chief Inspector Rob McCaffray said: “This warrant shows that if people post images of themselves brandishing guns on the internet we will take it extremely seriously and take swift action. We will not tolerate the use of weapons by criminals and will track them down.”


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