Police called to reports of man with gun in Bradford and find 'cowboy'

Police had a surprise when they were called to a report of a man with a gun in West Yorkshire.

The 'gun' found in the man's bag (which turned out to be a child's toy)
The 'gun' found in the man's bag (which turned out to be a child's toy)

Police were called out in Bradford last night (Friday) after receiving a report from a member of the public about a man with a gun in the area.

-> Police investigate death of three-year-old boy who drowned at Leeds poolThe man was apparently in public on Duckworth Lane in the Toller Ward area.

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But when police got there, they found a man who had been drinking, who was then detained by police 'given the seriousness of the report'.

-> Flooding and lightning strikes as heavy rain forecast to hit LeedsInside his rucksack, they found a child's cowboy gun.

The man was 'dealt with' and the toy gun 'removed for destruction', West Yorkshire Police said in a light-hearted Facebook update.

A spokesman added: "The message is please drink sensibly and consider the consequences of your actions in this warm weather!"