Police in manhunt for 'armed' man near Looe say they are concerned for his welfare (From Falmouth Packet)
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Police in manhunt for 'armed' man near Looe say they are concerned for his welfare
Updated 5:03pm Friday 27th June 2014 in News
Police say that they remain concerned for the welfare of a man believed to have access to a gun who has been the subject of a manhunt in and around Looe.
Police say that they have searched a number of properties in, around and neighbouring Higher Widlake Farm and those searches continue.
Officers still believe Derrel is likely to be in the area close to Widegates and his home address, but his exact location remains unknown.
Superintendent Jim Pearce said: “We do not believe that Derrel has planned for this and so we would like to reassure him that this can be resolved safely and would urge him to make contact with us as soon as he is able.
"We are trying to make contact with Derrel so that we can understand why this has happened today “Our paramount concern is to resolve the incident as safely as possible to all concerned.”
Mr Weaver is wanted in connection with the on going investigation which began following a domestic incident at the farm at around 9.30pm on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
If any member of the public sees Mr Weaver we would ask they did not approach him, but call 999 immediately.
It is currently unclear whether Mr Weaver may be armed, but this is a possibility. We would reassure Mr Weaver that police are not pre-judging any actions, but would like to speak to him as soon as possible.
There remains a high police presence in the Widegates and wider Looe area which involves firearms officers and trained local officers.
Trenode Church of England Primary School was closed in consultation with the head teacher earlier this morning (Friday 27 June).