A MAN carrying a 'firearm' was spotted in Northwich.

Cheshire Police have been made aware of a video circulating on social media.

The video shows a man holding what appears to be a rifle as he climbs an embankment towards the lime beds owned by Tata Chemicals Europe.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “At 12.12pm on Saturday, May 4, police were made aware of an incident in Rudheath.

“The caller reported that at 9.15am that day they received a video showing a man climbing the lime beds embankment on private land off Penny’s Lane.

“The man was possibly armed with a firearm.

“It is unknown when the incident occurred.”

Police confirmed that so far, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police at www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, quoting IML -1815187.

Tata Chemicals Europe have declined to comment.