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Man arrested by armed police in Grantham receives a caution

A man arrested at a Grantham address by armed police yesterday has been given a caution.

Lincolnshire Police say the man, in his 50s, has been cautioned for an offence of malicious communications after armed police attended the house in Coles Way, off Dysart Road, Grantham, yesterday afternoon.

Police attended the address at about 3pm yesterday and later thanked local residents for their patience while the operation took place.

Police tape (25733816)
Police tape (25733816)

The man was originally arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

One resident told the Journal that four police vehicles attended the house. The resident said: "They would not let pedestrians walk down the street. They were being told to stand and wait."

Police can issue a caution to anyone aged 10 or over for minor crimes. The offender has to admit the offence and agree to be cautioned. They can be arrested and charged if they don’t agree. A caution is not a criminal conviction, but it could be used as evidence of bad character if the offender goes to court for another crime.

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