AN IMITATION firearm was located at the scene of a medical incident in Bournemouth which emergency services attended.

Residents reported seeing a large response around the Elgin Road side of Meyrick Park golf course in the afternoon of Friday, February 26.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: "At 3.37pm on Friday February 26, Dorset Police received a request for support in relation to a medical incident at Meyrick Park golf course in Bournemouth.

"It was reported that a firearm had been located at the scene. There were no reports of anyone having been threatened.

"Officers attended and a knife together with what is believed to be a gas powered BB gun were located. Officers are continuing to make enquiries into the incident."

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the incident.

A fire service spokesperson said they were called to assist partner agencies with a police incident.

They added: "One crew from Redhill Park was called to Elgin Road, Bournemouth, at 4.40pm this afternoon to assist ambulance and police colleagues.

"This was a police incident, and firefighters assisted the ambulance service with one casualty. The stop message was received at 5.10pm."

Witnesses reported seeing police officers, including armed response, in the area around the golf course, along with ambulances and a fire engine.

Providing an update at around 8.20pm, the police spokeswoman said: "A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and an imitation firearm in a public place."