Armed Police arrest suspect following pursuit

A Police Pursuit has occurred following an earlier attempted robbery and theft of a vehicle in George Street, Wigton.

A female was threatened with a firearm however she is not believed to have been hurt, the offender then is believed to have taken a dark blue Vauxhall Corsa,

Police confirm a the Vauxhall Corsa has been brought to a safe stop on the A596 between Prospect and Aspatria.

Police confirm a male suspect has been arrested following the incident in which Armed Officers and the National Police Air Service (NPSA) assisted in.

The A596 will be closed between Prospect and Aspatria for the next two hours, Police advice is to avoid the area.

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