Armed police make arrest after reports of gun being pointed in Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road

PUBLISHED: 15:24 23 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:58 24 September 2017

Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Pic: Dan Grimmer

Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Pic: Dan Grimmer


A man remains in custody after armed police swooped on Norwich’s clubland to make an arrest after reports a gun had been pointed at people.

Supt Dave Buckley, head of community safety at Norfolk policeSupt Dave Buckley, head of community safety at Norfolk police

Officers were called to Prince of Wales Road, near to Mercy nightclub, shortly before 10.25pm on Friday after reports that a man had been pointing a gun.

A man was then arrested, in Bedford Street, on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm.

He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains this morning. No one was hurt in the incident.

Superintendent Dave Buckley said: “Officers managed to resolve the incident promptly, with the man detained three minutes after the 999 call was made.

“This is not currently being treated as a terror-related incident. We are treating it as an isolated incident and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.”

Police had previously stated the incident occurred outside Mantra nightclub, but have confirmed that was not correct and apologised.

Nightclub managers stressed Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road is safe and open for business following the incident.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone with any further information on the incident. They are asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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