Elvis impersonator: Man held and firearms seized in Cornwall hunt

Trenode Church of England Primary School was closed during the search

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Police hunting a 60-year-old Elvis impersonator who was believed to have access to guns have detained a man, they said today.

Derrel Weaver, a motorcycle enthusiast, was sought after a domestic-related incident at his home, Higher Widlake Farm in Widegates, Cornwall, on Thursday evening.

Devon and Cornwall Police said early today that they had detained a 60-year-old man.

A spokesman said: "The man was located on land in Widegates by police officers shortly before 9.30pm on Friday. Two firearms were seized nearby.

"He was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and will be taken into custody at Launceston police station.

"He has first been taken to a local hospital for a medical assessment as a precaution.

"Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the enquiry at this time."

Trenode Church of England Primary School was closed yesterday as a precaution following consultation with the head teacher.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Bickley said today: "We would like to thank the public for its support and assistance with this matter. We would particularly like to praise the local community in Widegates for its patience and calm in the face of a large police presence throughout the day. We are thankful that this matter has now been brought to a safe conclusion."