A WOMAN who was apparently spotted with a gun in Poole on Sunday evening remains in custody this morning.

Police had informed the Daily Echo that the woman, in her 40s, had been released, but they now say that she remains in custody.

A spokesman did confirm that the incident involved an air weapon.

Armed police were called to the Yarmouth Road area yesterday after the woman was spotted appearing to hold a handgun.

The emergency services received reports from several members of the public at around 5.05pm of a woman seen in Yarmouth Road, which leads off Alder Road.

A police spokesman said that the woman was not found with the gun when she was arrested, but a weapon was located nearby.

Officers attended and arrested a woman a short time later, on nearby Surrey Road.