Man With A Gun Seen In Norwich

13 March 2015, 13:09

Man with Gun in Norwich

Norfolk police have been called to Norwich this morning to reports of a man with a gun in camouflage.

Officers were called to the Whitefriars area of the city shortly after 8.30am.

Its after a number of people called police saying they'd seen a young man believed to be carrying a firearm. 

The man was white and reported to be wearing full camouflage clothing.

Local patrol officers, armed response units and the police helicopter were sent to the area to carry out area searches. 

No arrests have been made.

Armed police units have been stood down but remain in the area as enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Chris Spinks said: "Public safety is paramount and we take all reports of firearms seriously. This was a dynamic incident where a number of police resources were immediately deployed to carry out enquiries and conduct area searches.

"The man was not reported to be acting in a threatening way or making any threats to the public and we have had no further reports during the course of the operation. 

Our enquiries therefore now continue to identify this man and determine the nature of this incident."