Major Lowestoft road partially closed due to police incident

London Road South in Lowestoft is partly closed due to an incident near KFC. 

London Road South in Lowestoft is partly closed due to an incident near KFC. - Credit: Mick Howes

A major road in Lowestoft is currently partially closed due to an ongoing police incident in the town.

The police are currently on the scene of an incident in London Road South, with traffic building in the area due to the closure.

London Road South in Lowestoft is partly closed due to a police incident. 

London Road South in Lowestoft is partly closed due to a police incident. - Credit: Ryan Godbold

A man who lives in the road said he has seen cordons in place from the Carlton Road junction to the Lorne Park Road junction. 

A woman, who does not wish to be named, is currently in the KFC in London Road South and said police had told them to stay inside.  

She said: "I can see three armed police standing by a car plus one police officer with a dog also standing there."

First Bus has also reported delays to services X2, X22 and 99.

Suffolk Police confirmed the road has been closed while they deal with an incident and will be giving more information shortly. 

UPDATE: A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and London Road South is now open.

The scene on London Road South in Lowestoft.

The scene on London Road South in Lowestoft. - Credit: Mick Howes

Police have been called to London Road South in Lowestoft.

Police have been called to London Road South in Lowestoft. - Credit: Mick Howes

Police on London Road South in Lowestoft.

Police on London Road South in Lowestoft. - Credit: Mick Howes


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