A Devizes man suspected of having a firearm and dealing in drugs has been arrested by police.

The 23-year-old was seen at 9.20pm yesterday evening acting suspiciously in the Windsor Drive area and officers attempted to stop him. But he ran off into Proudman Road and down an alleyway.

A police spokesman said: "A black holdall was located in the alleyway which contained a number of wraps of cannabis, approximately £590 in cash, weighing scales, a Taser and a PAVA canister.

"Officers located and arrested a man and he was taken to Melksham custody for questioning."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54180073822.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.