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Tuesday, 27 August, 2002, 06:56 GMT 07:56 UK
Man with replica gun arrested
Heathrow
Police say a replica handgun that fires blanks was found
A man has been cautioned by police after being found with an imitation firearm at Heathrow airport.

The 27-year-old, who is understood to be of Middle Eastern origin, was arrested on Monday.

He was detained in the baggage check area before attempting to board a flight to Kuwait.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said the man was being held for possession of a firearm, believed to be a replica handgun.

She said: "He has been cautioned and released from police custody.

"That is the end of the matter."


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