Man released on bail after armed response and bomb disposal van called to suspicious device in Gorleston

Emergency services at the scene on an incident on Viking Road, Gorleston.Picture: James Bass

Emergency services at the scene on an incident on Viking Road, Gorleston.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A man in his 40s has been released on police bail following an incident at a Gorleston property on Thursday.

Emergency services at the scene on an incident on Viking Road, Gorleston.Picture: James Bass

Emergency services at the scene on an incident on Viking Road, Gorleston.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Officers were called to Viking Close in Gorleston at 10.30am following reports that a suspicious device had been discovered inside a property.

A seal was placed around the address whilst specialist officers from the armed response and bomb disposal units carried out searches. The device were later identified as non-suspicious and two items, thought to be BB Guns, were seized.

The man was arrested in the Lowestoft area in connection with the incident and has been released on bail pending further enquiries until March 30.

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said: 'I would like to thank local residents for their assistance whilst officers made their enquiries. Public safety is paramount and officers have established there were no indications of a wider risk to the community.'

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