A MAN has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm in a public place following an incident in Grays.
Police were called to Dell Road at about 1.40pm on Tuesday, October 12 following reports that a man had been seen with a handgun. A man was arrested about 15 minutes later in Derby Road.
A 31-year-old man from South Ockendon was later charged with possessing a BB gun. He was bailed to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on October 21.
A 32-year-old man from Grays who was also arrested on suspicion of possessing an imititation firearm was later released without charge.