Man Arrested At Hospital

A man has been arrested after having an imitation gun at a hospital.

Police were called to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston just before 7pm yesterday after receiving a call from a worker at the hospital, claiming a patient had seen a man with a handgun in his bag.

Police, firearms officers and dog handlers went to the scene immediately and arrested a 39-year-old for possession of an imitation firearm and a sharp instrument. 

The man, who's from the local area, is now being held in custody at Great Yarmouth police station.

Inspector Paul McCarthy, from the Response team said: "Our priority is the safety of the public and our officers acted quickly to arrest the suspect."

"The incident happened during the visiting hours and the quick actions of the officers ensured there was no risk to patients, staff and relatives."

"I would like to thank the assistance of the individual who stayed on the phone to the police throughout the whole incident. They remained calm and provided a detailed account of events."


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