A MAN has been charged following reports of shots being fired from a firearm in Evesham.

Aaron Saunders, aged 20, of Summerfield Gardens, where the incident took place, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm in a public place.

Armed police and dogs were called to the incident at about midday yesterday and a strong police presence was still in the town today.

Saunders has been released on police bail and is dur to appear at Worcester Magistrates' Court on Friday, July 11.