A MAN was arrested on suspicion of carrying a crossbow on a main road in Chorley.

Armed response officers were called to the scene on Eaves Lane at 6.43am  and were there for about an hour.

David Parkinson, 36, who lives on the street, said: “I got up to make a brew and looked out the window and police had blocked the street off.

“There were vans everywhere.

“A person came out from the back of a house and there were lots of police dogs searching the back garden for a weapon.

“It has been a bit of an exciting morning.”

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 6.43am to reports a man had been seen carrying a crossbow on Eaves Lane. Police, including armed response officers, attended and a 29-year-old man from Leyland has been arrested on suspicion of affray and was in custody.”

Several police vehicles were parked on Rivington Road and outside the Fosterfield Day Care Centre.

Resident Alex Joyce said: “I woke up at 7.20am and there were about 20 police cars blocking the road off and others were in the car park at the Fosterfield centre.

“We don’t normally see things like this on Eaves Lane.

“I was okay about it but my wife was a bit worried.”