Five people were arrested by armed police officers in Longlevens last night.

A prompt response was made by Gloucestershire Police after they received a report of three men in a car who were believed to have been sighted with weapons.

A vehicle was safely stopped on Cheltenham Road at around 9.15pm yesterday and two occupants of the vehicle were arrested. Three further men were arrested from a second vehicle in connection with the incident a short time later.

Five men from Gloucester, aged between 19 and 21, were all arrested in connection with this incident and remain in custody today.

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