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Man admits firearms offences following incident in Gloucester

A man has admitted two charges of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following an incident in Gloucester at the end of last month.

Shortly before 10pm on Sunday, 31 March police were called with a report that a man had been seen in possession of a weapon near to a shop in Barton Street.

Officers attended and subsequently made two arrests. A weapon, thought to be an air pistol, was recovered.

Audrius Truskauskas, 28 and of Broad Street, Swindon was arrested at the scene, charged with the offences the following day and pleaded guilty to these at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court the day after, last Tuesday, 2 April.

The two charges relate to an incident in Charles Street and a second soon afterwards in Barton Street.

A man aged in his 40s had also been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and will face no further police action.

Truskauskas was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Gloucester Crown Court for sentence on 25 April.

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