A MAN has been arrested following an incident on London Road, Carlisle this morning (May 15).

Police were contacted at around 9.30am to a report of a man seen with an alleged firearm in a premises on St Nicholas Gate Retail Park.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, he remains in police custody.

Firearms officers were deployed and detained the male. Two cordons were put in place near the Lanes shopping centre and Crosby Street.

The public may see an increased police presence in Carlisle town centre while enquiries are being carried out. There is no wider risk to the public.