Hoax call prompts armed police response in Norwich
PUBLISHED: 18:54 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:13 01 June 2018
A hoax call prompted an armed police response near the Boundary junction in Norwich.
Officers were called to a property in Reepham Road shortly after 6.20pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 30) to reports that a man had been seen with a gun.
A police spokesman said enquiries established it was a hoax call and officers were stood down shortly after 7.30pm.
“Responding to hoax calls wastes police time and resources of calls handlers, their supervisors and officers on the ground,” a police spokesman said.
“We have a finite number of resources at any given time. They need to be used to respond to people who are in genuine need of our help.”
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