Investigations continue following incident which prompted armed response

PUBLISHED: 12:35 28 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:35 28 February 2020

A large police presence was spotted in Hollingsworth Road. Picture: ASHLEY HUGMAN

A large police presence was spotted in Hollingsworth Road. Picture: ASHLEY HUGMAN


Investigations are continuing after a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of affray.

Armed police officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team (NSRAPT) and the police dog unit supported Lowestoft police officers following an early morning incident in the town on Wednesday, February 26.

Witnesses described seeing a large police presence on a number of streets across Lowestoft after trouble flared in an incident between two men - who are believed to be known to each other - in Northgate, Lowestoft.

One of the men was understood to have been in possession of a weapon.

Searches were carried out for the man on Hollingsworth Road, Northgate, High Beech and Rose Court in Lowestoft, with the scene clear by 12.30pm.

With no injuries suffered, one man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray.

A police spokesman said: "A 22-year-old man has been released under investigation pending further enquiries."

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press