Armed police arrested a man suspected of giving a machine gun to children after this shocking image was taken at a school playground.
'Ashamed' parents ignored youngsters' revelations that a man with a gun had been in the Morton playground, Leics, and dismissed their children's stories.
The next morning a mum-of-three was sent this harrowing picture - apparently taken at the park at about 6pm the previous day - showing a man brandishing an automatic gun.
Horror: Armed police arrested a man suspected of giving a machine gun to children after this shocking image was taken at a school playground in Leicester
Children ran home to tell their parents about the man - who had even given the weapon to an eight-year-old boy to hold.
The 26-year-old mum, who did not want to be named, said: 'When the picture was sent to me on Tuesday morning I just could not believe my eyes.
'I felt so shocked and worried but also guilty because my eight-year-old daughter had been at the playground when it happened and told me there had been a man with a gun.
'She said he had even given it to a boy to hold. I am ashamed to say I didn't really pay any attention to her, but after I saw the photo I called the police.
'They came round and I showed them the photograph.'
The mum said that later that day she saw armed officers descend on the area
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