Man released under investigation as police enquiries continue into Norwich explosion

PUBLISHED: 08:48 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:48 22 March 2018

File photo of Norfolk officer. Picture: Archant

File photo of Norfolk officer. Picture: Archant

A man arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion in a public place in Norwich has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The man in his 40s had been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning yesterday following an incident in Pettus Road.

Police were called shortly after 4pm following reports a device had been thrown from a property. The device, which exploded, is thought to be a paintball grenade.

Last night Inspector Graham Dalton, said: “This incident and our subsequent response did attract public attention and cause concern among the local community. I would like to reassure the public we take offences of this nature very seriously. No one was injured and we believe this to be an isolated incident.”

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