Boy, 14, arrested after gun thefts

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Boy, 14, arrested

after gun thefts

A teenage runaway was arrested yesterday in connection with the theft from a pensioner of two rifles and two handguns.

The boy, 14, was being questioned by police last night after a massive manhunt. He was detained, along with a 16-year-old, at a house in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

The four weapons - two .22 calibre rifles and two .22 calibre handguns - had been stolen from Peter Preston, 67, last Friday. They were part of a collection kept in a secure box at Mr Preston's house close to the boy's home at Chalfont St Peter.