Primary school in Cornwall closed as police hunt Elvis impersonator with 'access to guns'
Locals warned to avoid the area and to report any suspicious activity
A Cornish village is on lockdown today with a school being closed and the public warned to avoid the area as armed police hunt a 60-year-old Elvis impersonator with 'access to guns', following what they describe as a domestic incident.
Derrel Weaver, 60, from Higher Widlake Farm in Widegates is wanted in connection with an incident at a farm in the area yesterday evening.
Members of the public who see Mr Weaver are asked not to approach him and call 999 immediately.
Trenode Church of England Primary School has been closed following the incident which took place at an address in Widegates, near Looe, at about 21:30 BST on Thursday.
Police said the decision to close the school was "for safety reasons and because of the ongoing police activity in that area".
Locals have also been warned to avoid the area and to report any suspicious activity. Police confirmed to the BBC that the man they were seeking could have access to weapons.
The decision to close the school, which has 75 pupils, was taken after the headmaster consulted with police.
Devon and Cornwall Police said: "All members of the public are advised to avoid this area while this operation is ongoing."
"Those in the area should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity via 999."
Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising
Jeremy Clarkson 'could be given minder' ahead of a potential Top Gear return
6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
Jeremy Clarkson to become 'special adviser on transport' to David Cameron
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'