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‘Gunman in Walsall church’ leads to armed police search

Police need to “urgently identify” a man following reports a gun was waved inside a church.

The West Midlands force said it was called about a man inside St Paul’s Church, in Darwall Street, Walsall, at about 09:40 BST.

Armed officers and the police helicopter attended and searched the area but a man had not yet been found, the force said.

Its inquiries continue and officers are trawling CCTV footage from the area.

Issuing an image on Twitter, Walsall police said: “If you see him, do not approach him but ring 999.”

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