Police hunt for gunman after school closed for day

Armed police are searching for a 60-year-old man following a "domestic" incident at an address in Widegates, Cornwall
Armed police are searching for a 60-year-old man following a "domestic" incident at an address in Widegates, Cornwall
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POLICE HAVE have released an image of the man they are searching for after a school in Cornwall was closed following a gun-related incident.

Derrel Weaver, 60, from Higher Widlake Farm in Widegates, is wanted in connection with an investigation which began after a domestic incident at the farm at 9.30pm on Thursday.

Members of the public who see Mr Weaver are asked not to approach him and call 999 immediately.

Police say it is unclear if Mr Weaver is armed but it is a possibility and a high police presence remains in the Widegates and wider Looe area, including firearms officers and trained local officers.

Devon and Cornwall Police said that, as a result of the manhunt, the nearby Trenode Church of England Primary School has been closed as a precaution.

The force is warning the 
public to avoid the area and to report any suspicious activity to police.

The force said the head teacher took the decision to close the school following consultation with officers and said it was a ‘precautionary measure for safety reasons’.