A MAN has been arrested after police received reports of shots being fired in Evesham.

Armed officers and dog units were called to reports of a man firing shots from what appeared to be a firearm in Summerfield Gardens at 11.55am this morning.

A man in his 20s was arrested and a replica firearm was recovered from the scene.

He remained in custody at Worcester Police Station.

A large police presence remained on the ground in the town as investigations continued and to provide reassurance to local people in the area.

Acting in response to the incident, a marked armed response vehicle was en route to the scene when it was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Fiesta.

There were no reported injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference 0303S 220614.