Fire crews responding to a 999 call had a gun pointed at them as they fought a blaze at a cannabis farm.

A senior fireman said the crew members involved were “shaken up” by the experience.

The incident happened on Gregory Avenue, Weoley Castle, Birmingham, at around 8pm last night (30 August) and involved crews from Northfield.

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Watch commander Phil Richards said:

We were called to an electrical fire. While we were there a man walked past and pointed a gun at the crew.

West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service, Phil Richards

Police said a PCSO detained a suspect who threatened firefighters with a fake gun after they arrived at the scene.

The man was arrested in Gregory Avenue.