A 59-year-old man has been cautioned for two weapons related offences following incidents at two Sudbury pubs early yesterday evening.
Police were called to the White Horse pub, in North Street, shortly after 4.20pm to reports a man had placed an antique or replica gun on the bar.
Officers searched the area and the suspect’s address but found nothing.
Just after 5.30pm police received another call, this time to the Black Boy Hotel in Market Hill where a man matching the same description was reported to have a wooden-handled knife or bayonet in his pocket.
Armed officers arrested the man in possession of a large knife and a flintlock pistol.
He has since been cautioned for carrying a loaded or imitation firearm or air weapon in a public place and for having a bladed article in a public place.