Woman charged in Lowestoft airgun drama

Andrea Moore, 45, of Essex Road, Lowestoft, has been charged with threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer in the execution of their duty following an incident in the town involving the alleged use of an airgun.

Police had been called to a home in the road just before 2.15am yesterday following reports she was smashing things up inside the premises. There were also reports that she had an air pistol.

Officers tried to talk to the woman, but she was verbally aggressive and shots, believed to be metal ball bearings, were fired inside the premises. Needles were also thrown from the property.

The only other occupant of the house got out safely.

Specially trained officers - including a police support unit, taser and firearms personnel and negotiators - were deployed to the address and part of Essex Road was closed off for public safety while officers began speaking to the woman.

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The incident was successfully resolved at about 8.30am when taser-trained and police support unit officers entered the premises and arrested her on suspicion of affray.

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