Investigations conclude after teens allegedly spotted with gun near town centre

Police arrested the men near to Market Gates bus station in Great Yarmouth. Photo: James Carr

Police arrested the men near to Market Gates bus station in Great Yarmouth. Photo: James Carr - Credit: Archant

Police investigations into reports that a group of teenagers had been seen close to a busy shopping centre with a firearm have concluded.

Armed police were called out at about 6.45pm on Saturday, September 14 following reports that a group of male teenagers had been seen with a firearm in Middlegate in Great Yarmouth.

After searching the area, onlookers described dramatic scenes as five men - all aged in their teens - were arrested near to Market Gates in Great Yarmouth on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Two BB guns were seized, as three men were released under investigation and two of the men were released with no further action.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: "This investigation has now concluded.


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"Three of the males have been referred to the Youth Offending Team's Challenge for Change programme while two other males had no further actions taken against them."

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