Police descend on Suffolk village following false reports of shooting
- Credit: EDP pics © 2003
Police descended on a Suffolk village this afternoon following reports that a man had shot his neighbour - but arrived to find it was a false alarm.
When they arrived in Peasenhall Road, Walpole, officers discovered the neighbour was uninjured and that there was no evidence of shots being fired.
Police were contacted at 12.10pm by a man saying he thought he had shot his neighbour in the chest.
Officers closed off the area but then discovered that the neighbour was alive and well and had not been shot. The 'victim' and other neighbours also told police they had not heard any gun shots.
The person who made the original call came out of the property carrying a bag and he was detained by officers and the bag searched. This did not contain any weapons.
You may also want to watch:
Officers are currently carrying out a search at the premises to see if there are any weapons at the property.
A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: 'The man who made the original call has been taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.'
- 1 Couple turn grain store into 'James Bond' home
- 2 Local pub splashes back into action
- 3 Man died after knife fight with housemate
- 4 Rose-tinted reaction to Duke's death was so out of proportion
- 5 Plans for new KFC and Starbucks refused
- 6 Man found dead in Norwich hotel
- 7 Influencer loses one-of-a-kind wedding ring at coast
- 8 Meat factory for sale for £1.2million earmarked for homes
- 9 Cliff fall man arrested on suspicion of woman's murder
- 10 Norwich pub allowed to reopen after licensing u-turn