POLICE have named the man arrested after armed officers were involved in a shooting incident in Northwich.

Robert McNally has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and criminal damage.

It comes after Cheshire Police were called to Burgess Place on Monday afternoon (July 8) following concerns raised about the welfare of a man.

Officers were seen surrounding a property and police later confirmed weapons were discharged, with residents reporting that ‘multiple shots’ were fired towards the house.

No serious injuries were reported, but 43-year-old McNally was taken into custody as police seized a firearm.

The police cordon remained in place overnight, with officers finding a ‘suspicious’ package at the property at around 1.15pm on Tuesday (July 9).

Nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution, before the explosive ordnance disposal officers (EOD) confirmed the package was harmless.

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A bomb squad was called out on Tuesday (July 10)A bomb squad was called out on Tuesday (July 10) (Image: Supplied)

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: "At around 1.15pm on Tuesday officers searching an address in Burgess Place, Northwich, following an earlier incident at the address, discovered a suspicious package.

"A cordon was put in place and a small number of nearby residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

"EOD were in attendance who have since confirmed the package was non-viable."

Assistant Chief Constable Una Kelly added: "We understand the concern this incident is likely to cause, but we would like to reassure residents that this is an isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider community.

"I would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to an officer."

McNally has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chester Magistrates Court later today – Wednesday, July 10.