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Man arrested after beach gun incident is released under investigation

PUBLISHED: 11:15 07 April 2020

Picture of gun received after man arresred following incident near Claremont Pier in Lowestoft. PIC: NSRAPT Twitter.

Picture of gun received after man arresred following incident near Claremont Pier in Lowestoft. PIC: NSRAPT Twitter.

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A man who was arrested after police were called to reports of a gun being brandished on the beach has been released under investigation.

Officers were called to the Claremont Pier area of Lowestoft at 4.20pm on Thursday (April 2).

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A man was said to be pointing what was believed to be a BB gun at the sea near to the pier.

A 41-year-old man from Lowestoft was subsequently located and arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms offences and possession of a knife and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre, for questioning.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said the man was released under investigation over the firearm incident but had subsequently bee detained under section 3 of the mental health act and transferred into the care of health professionals.

Information to police on 101 quoting reference 37/19368/20.


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