Officers can confirm that they have resolved a reported possession of an imitation firearm incident that occurred in Workington.
Police were alerted at 12.07pm today (8 March) to a photo of a woman, holding what appeared to be a potential firearm in the Vulcans Park area, that had been shared on social media.
Officers were deployed to the area and quickly located a woman who had a toy gun in her possession.
Inspector Annette McClement said:
“We can reassure the local community that the item seen in pictures on social media was a child’s toy.
“Our officers responded quickly to the report and we would like to thank people for their vigilance.