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Loaded rifle and knives seized in Kessingland

PUBLISHED: 11:44 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:15 01 October 2018

A man has been arrested in connection to several alleged offences in North Suffolk Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A man has been arrested in connection to several alleged offences in North Suffolk Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A man was arrested for alleged firearms, weapons and drug offences after during a police anti-poaching patrol.

The Suffolk Constabulary rural crime team patrol found a loaded rifle and several knives in a vehicle in Kessingland, near Lowestoft, on Thursday, September 27 evening.

All the weapons were seized and a 46-year-old was taken into custody.

The anti-poaching patrol previously took part in Operation Galileo, which focused on hare-coursing on Friday, September 14.

The rural team was joined by additional officers and also a police volunteer.

A number of vehicles were stopped as a result and the occupants spoken to.

Two people were reported for various offences in connection with the carriage of scrap metal.

Anyone with information about rural crime should contact Suffolk police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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