Community left with unanswered questions after police search and arrest in Brundall

Holmesdale Road, Brundall has been closed. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Holmesdale Road, Brundall has been closed. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A quiet community has been left with unanswered questions after police spent two days searching a bungalow.

Officers remain tight lipped about the search.

A man in his 60s from the Brundall area has been arrested in connection with firearm licensing offences and remains in custody for questioning.

Neighbours said a police car arrived at the house in Holmesdale Road, in Brundall, on Monday morning. They added that within hours police cars, forensic teams and vans appeared and the area was taped off.

They remained at the site overnight and there were more than six vehicles parked outside the bungalow yesterday.


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One neighbour said: 'I have seen lots of flat pack boxes being taken into the house and there are so many people going in and out - it must be something fairly big but they won't tell us anything.' Another neighbour was frustrated by the lack of information. They said: 'We have a right to know what's going on right on our doorstep. I can't believe it is all happening here.'

Large boxes and bags of evidence were taken from the home at around 4pm yesterday - including a silver briefcase.

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The section of road at the junction with Cucumber Lane, which was closed to the public, was reopened at around 5pm.

Police remained at the scene.

Local residents gathered outside their homes to discuss what had happened.

Many were looking for answers.

'They (the police) just said it would be a police search and that they would be there all day, we are all curious about what it is,' one woman said. 'I have never seen so many police cars and officers around, they were coming out wearing white suits.'

Norfolk Police would only comment that the search was due to 'firearms licensing offences'.

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