Two teenage boys were arrested in a Wiltshire park after reports of suspected drug dealing and alleged “sightings of a firearm.”

The two boys, both aged 15 and local to Calne, were arrested at the Pocket Park in The Pippin, near the town centre, on Friday, June 2.

Both boys were arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply, while one was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm.

The arrests came after police were informed a boy had been sighted “brandishing a realistic looking handgun, and exchanging items for cash with a female in a local park.”

Police raided two properties following the arrests and seized both cannabis and cash.

A realistic looking BB gun was also located at one of these addresses.

The pair were taken into custody and have since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Neighbourhood Police Sergeant Mike Tripp said: “This swift action was taken due to the nature of the concerns raised to us. We would like to pass on our thanks to Calne CCTV for their assistance and helping us make these arrests so quickly.

“Any gun, imitation or BB gun, will always be treated as a real and viable firearm until it is proven otherwise. To brandish an item such as this in a public place where families and children spend their time is not simply not acceptable.

“Drug dealing will also not be tolerated in Calne and officers will be looking to conduct more stop and searches in Calne where the powers and grounds for searches allow.”

Police have urged members of the public to report any crime or anti-social behaviour they witness in the town via either 101 or 999 in an emergency.