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Man arrested in Northrepps on suspicion of firearms offences

PUBLISHED: 09:26 12 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:30 12 March 2017

Police were still searching the property on Saturday lunchtime. Picture: Ally McGilvray

Police were still searching the property on Saturday lunchtime. Picture: Ally McGilvray

Ally McGilvray

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of firearms offences in Northrepps.

There was a heavy police presence at the property on the edge of Northrepps on Saturday. Picture: Ally McGilvray There was a heavy police presence at the property on the edge of Northrepps on Saturday. Picture: Ally McGilvray

Officers issued a warrant at an address in School Lane on Friday and seized a large quantity of firearms and ammunition.

A 35-year-old from the Northrepps area has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police were still searching the property on Saturday lunchtime. Picture: Ally McGilvray Police were still searching the property on Saturday lunchtime. Picture: Ally McGilvray

Officers are continuing searches today and a cordon has been put in place in order to allow officers to carry out that work.

Chief inspector Ady Porter said: “While there is further work to be carried out at the address we expect that to be completed on Saturday.

An officer, wearing forensic gloves, appears to remove an item from the property on Saturday. Picture: Ally McGilvray An officer, wearing forensic gloves, appears to remove an item from the property on Saturday. Picture: Ally McGilvray

“I would like to reassure the public that we do not believe there is any wider risk to the local community.”

There was a heavy police presence at the property on the edge of Northrepps on Saturday. Picture: Ally McGilvray There was a heavy police presence at the property on the edge of Northrepps on Saturday. Picture: Ally McGilvray

Officers issued a warrant at an address in School Lane, Northrepps, on Friday and seized a large quantity of firearms and ammunition. Picture: Ally McGilvray Officers issued a warrant at an address in School Lane, Northrepps, on Friday and seized a large quantity of firearms and ammunition. Picture: Ally McGilvray

The property being searched by police is just a stone's throw from Northrepps village hall and playpark. Picture: Ally McGilvray The property being searched by police is just a stone's throw from Northrepps village hall and playpark. Picture: Ally McGilvray

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