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
Friday 27 June 2014
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."
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