Christopher Bayfield, a pigeon shooter from Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, was arrested last week on suspicion of a firearms offence after allegedly firing a single shot in the air to warn two children to get off his land. Neighbours said that Mr Bayfield had been plagued with break-ins, thefts and trespassers after more than 1,000 travellers moved on to a field next to his home. His licence has been revoked and a firearm taken.