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Stolen shotgun recovered following police pursuit in Downham Market

PUBLISHED: 11:51 15 November 2017

A stolen shotgun had been recovered following a police chase in Downham Market. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A stolen shotgun had been recovered following a police chase in Downham Market. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary

Two men were arrested and a stolen shotgun was recovered after a police pursuit in Downham Market.

A stolen shotgun had been recovered following a police chase in Downham Market. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyA stolen shotgun had been recovered following a police chase in Downham Market. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police had noticed people emerging from bushes close to a parked vehicle near the A10 on Monday evening.

They followed it to the Trafalgar Industrial Estate, before officers pounced.

One man was arrested for possession of a firearm, possession of drugs and burglary.

A second man was arrested for possession of a firearm, burglary and driving with excess drugs.

A stolen shotgun had been recovered following a police chase in Downham Market. With the help of the police dog unit, police were also able to find drugs. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyA stolen shotgun had been recovered following a police chase in Downham Market. With the help of the police dog unit, police were also able to find drugs. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A police spokesman said: “The incident was a result of a proactive stop by police after seeing a vehicle parked up on the side of the road off the A10 and persons emerging from the undergrowth. Upon investigation officers discovered what they believed was stolen property including a shotgun.”

The two men, one in his late teens and the other in his late 20s from Lincolnshire and the Downham Market area, were released under investigation.

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