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Man In Taxi Arrested By Police At Gunpoint In Cumbernauld

Despite any perceived antipathy between the nations, it seems as if Scottish and English police forces have little issue when it comes to working together. The combined might of the nations created a crack force which calmly and efficiently arrested a man whose identity is unknown but is believed to be an extremely dangerous criminal.

The incident happened in Cumbernauld on Friday 3 August in an area close to where a tragic accident happened two days previously. In that incident, three men were fatally injured in a car crash. A total of six police armed with automatic weapons quickly surrounded a taxi on Friday and arrested a passenger. Witnesses state that the man was of Asian origin and was ordered to place his hands on the vehicle he was in which was a Citroen Berlingo. The vehicle appeared to belong to Central Cars, one of the biggest local cab firms.

The operation involved a police car dramatically swerving in front of the cab forcing it to stop. The armed police began questioning the suspect on the road according to witnesses at the scene. There are rumours that the operation was part of an anti-terrorism investigation though the police completely deny that this is the case. Metropolitan police did confirm that a man aged 29 had been arrested by the Strathclyde Police Force acting in conjunction with the Metropolitan’s Kidnap Unit. The man is believed to be from London and was arrested for a breach of bail conditions.

It is also believed that the passenger in the taxi was also arrested over serious offences relating to kidnap, actual bodily harm and possession of a firearm. However, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police insisted that the arrest had nothing to do with terrorism. At the weekend, the suspect was being held by Strathclyde police though he had not officially been charged. Central Cars were understandably tight-lipped when asked to comment.

Source: dailyrecord.co.uk