Reenactment enthusiasts accosted by armed police

Tweet from Cheshire Police after armed officers were called to report of gun incident that turned out to be a historical reenactmentCredit:Cheshire Police Historical re-enactment enthusiasts were accosted by armed police when officers received reports of a gang carrying machine guns.Officers were called to Chester city centre on Monday evening after a member of the public reported seeing men dressed in combat clothing and carrying weapons.But they turned out to be a group of war history enthusiasts – dressed as American soldiers – promoting a Royal British Legion event. Their weapons, which included several machine guns commonly used in World War Two, had been deactivated.Cheshire Police tweeted a picture of the guns, with a force spokesperson saying they had received a report of two men dressed in military uniforms and carrying replica firearms.”Officers quickly established there was no danger to the public and the men were promoting an re-enactment event thought to be taking place next week in Chester.” Tweet from Cheshire Police after armed officers were called to report of gun incident that turned out to be a historical reenactment Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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