Armed police called to field in Clock Face

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Armed police were dispatched to a residential street in St Helens after a dog walker reported seeing a man brandishing a shotgun in a nearby field.

Officers were called to land off Farm Road in Clock Face at 2.45pm on Saturday.

Two people out walking a dog called the emergency services reporting that they had seen an armed individual in a field at the end of the road.

Armed officers rushed to the scene and conducted a thorough search of the area but there was no sign of the suspect.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said no one else in the vicinity had called to report a firearms offence.