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Man’s image released following Norwich firearms incident

Just Regional
Mar 13, 2015 2 mins read

Police have released an image of a man whose appearance has prompted a firearms incident in Norwich.

Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, leading the operation, urged the man himself or anyone with further information to contact police.

Officers were called to the Whitefriars area of the city shortly after 8.30am following a number of reports of a young man believed to be carrying a firearm. The man was white and reported to be wearing full camouflage clothing.

A number of police resources including local patrol officers, armed response units and the police helicopter were deployed to carry out area searches and conduct pro-active enquires. No arrests have been made.

Armed police units have been stood down but remain in the area as enquiries continue

Chief Inspector Chris Spinks said: “Public safety is paramount and we take all reports of firearms seriously. This was a dynamic incident where a number of police resources were immediately deployed to carry out enquiries and conduct area searches.

“The man was not reported to be acting in a threatening way or making any threats to the public and we have had no further reports during the course of the operation. Our enquiries therefore now continue to identify this man and determine the nature of this incident.

“We thank the members of the public who promptly called police and would ask anyone with any further information about this incident to contact police on 101.”

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