Man taken to hospital after shots fired in village

Police were called to reports of shots being fired near Bawsey Mill Picture: Chris Bishop

Police were called to reports of shots being fired near Bawsey Mill Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Four people have been arrested after shots were fired at a feed mill injuring a worker.

Police said officers were called to Bawsey Mill, near King's Lynn, at 1.48am following reports of shots being fired in the area.

A worker at the site, who has not been named, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with what were described as "minor injuries".

Poultry feed supplier 2Agriculture runs the mill, which it bought from Bernard Matthews in January, 2017.

A spokesman for the Edinburgh-based firm said: "We can confirm that there was an incident at our site in Bawsey, Kings Lynn.

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"One member of staff received minor injuries and 2Agriculture are helping police with their investigation.

"At this time, we have no further comments to make and further enquiries about the incident should be directed to the police."

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The mill is on the main B1145 Gayton Road, which runs through the centre of Bawsey.

It is opposite the Sandboy pub and near the flooded former quarry workings known as Bawsey pits.

One woman living near the scene said she heard voices late on Monday night after she had gone to bed. But she said when she looked out of her bedroom window, she could not see anybody outside.

Norfolk police said a man in his 40s, and two young male teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Another man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms.

Officers from King's Lynn and the Norfolk roads and armed policing unit attended the scene.

All suspects remain in police custody in King's Lynn while enquiries continue.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area should call police on 101, quoting crime number 36/58592/19.

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