Illegal weapons search in Ryde turns up ‘blank firing weapon’


National Crime Agency (NCA) officers hunting for illegal weapons found themselves at a Ryde property on Monday afternoon (October 29). 

The NCA arrested one suspect following the operation in Dover Street.

They recovered a blank firing weapon which they described as a “prohibited item” after a search of the property.

A spokesman said: “We can confirm NCA officers carried out a search today at a property in Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, as part of ongoing investigation linked to the importation of a blank firing weapon which is a prohibited item.

“One individual has been arrested and is currently being questioned by officers.

“No further information is available at this time.”