Arrests after woman held hostage in home containing drugs and samurai sword

Police attend the incident on Lefroy Road last night.

Police attend the incident in Lefroy Road last night - Credit: Submitted

Three people have been arrested after a woman was found held against her will in a home in Norwich. 

Police were called to a property in Lefroy Road last night at 8.20pm, where they found the woman along with eight cannabis plants and a samurai sword.

Officers were called after concerns were raised about the woman's welfare.

Three people, a 17-year-old boy, a 19-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and cultivating cannabis.

The 42-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of an offensive weapon.

A neighbour, who did not want to be named, reported seeing a heavy police presence in the area.

She said: "There was a load of police last night, I heard a lot of sirens, then all the doors slamming so rushed to kitchen see what the commotion was about as it’s usually quiet around here at that time.

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"It disbanded really quickly but there must of been at least 11 cars and vans flashing everywhere."

All suspects remain in custody at Wymondham Police Station. 

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