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Arrest made after man seen carrying firearm in town centre

PUBLISHED: 09:23 16 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:27 16 August 2019

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm at Seafield Caravan Park in Hemsby. Picture: James Bass

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm at Seafield Caravan Park in Hemsby. Picture: James Bass

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A man in his 30s was arrested by armed officers in Thetford after reports of a man carrying an "air rifle".

Police were called to Whitehart Street at around 4.20pm on Thursday after a man had been seen carrying a weapon.

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: "Armed units were deployed and a male in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm".

Officers closed off a section of St Nicholas Road in response to the incident, which reopened at around 6pm.

A weapon was seized at the scene, and the man arrested remains in custody.

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