Armed police were seen at Aberystwyth station yesterday evening

Dyfed-Powys Police have revealed why armed police were seen outside the train station in Aberystwyth yesterday.

The force was called out in the afternoon, and officers carrying automatic rifles were reportedly seen in and around the area.

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing multiple police vehicles parked up just outside the station.

And armed police officers were even spotted entering the station, although their attitude was described as ‘relaxed’ by one passer-by.

One person at the scene, who asked not to be named, said the officers appeared to simply be patrolling in a loop around the station area in a haphazard manner.

The person said that it was unclear what the officers were doing there.

Concerns for a missing man

Stock photo of Aberystwyth Train Station, where armed police were spotted yesterday. I 

The force has since provided an update as to why they were in the area.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Dyfed-Powys Police were called at around 3pm yesterday (7 July) following concerns for the welfare of a man reported missing.

“Enquiries were made at Aberystwyth Train Station and at an address in Aberystwyth.

“The man was located safe and well at around 8pm.”

The spokesperson went on to explain that the firearms officers were only in the location so as to provide “mutual aid”.