A BB handgun has been seized in Southampton after reports of a male with a gun. 

Yesterday, police responded after recieving reports of a male with a gun who was threatening two females. 

Officers attended the incident on Maybush Road and stopped a 13-year-old boy who had a BB handgun tucked in his waistband. 

The gun was seized and officers say they are now "considering the most appropriate and sensible action to take".

A police spokesperson added: "Not the most appropriate toy to be waving around the street and as you can see, reasonably real looking.

"If you only had a quick glance at it, would know it was just a toy?"