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Man seen shooting gun from car in Norwich prompts armed police raid

PUBLISHED: 11:34 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:21 12 March 2018

Armed police stormed a block of flats in Norwich after a man was seen shooting a gun from a car earlier in the day. Photo: Submitted

Armed police stormed a block of flats in Norwich after a man was seen shooting a gun from a car earlier in the day. Photo: Submitted

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Armed police stormed a block of flats in Norwich after a man was seen shooting a gun from a car earlier in the day.

A map showing the location of Vale Green in Norwich. Photo: GoogleA map showing the location of Vale Green in Norwich. Photo: Google

Police said they received reports of a firearm being “discharged” from a vehicle on Heigham Street, near the Mile Cross Road junction, shortly before 4.40pm on Saturday (March 10).

Enquiries led officers to trace the vehicle to an address in Vale Green and armed officers were deployed later that evening.

A 26-year-old woman, who saw the raid unfold at Manor House Court, said she was woken at around 1am to sounds of banging and shouting outside her door.

“I woke my husband up and said something is wrong,” the woman said. “I then got up, opened my [front] door and there was a policeman with a gun.

“They told me to go back inside and I would be safe.”

She described seeing police wearing shields and helmets, a dog unit and one officer armed with a taser.

Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested at an address on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine - a class A drug.

Officers also seized an imitation gun and ammunition.

The suspect was questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.


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