Police cordon off street in gun probe

Police cordon off street in gun probe

Police cordon off street in gun probe

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ARMED police were called afteraman was seen carrying a gun in a Westcliff street.

Part of Milton Road remained cordoned off yesterday after the man was seen with the weapon outside a house.

Officers were called to the scene at around 11pm on Monday, but found no trace of the man or the weapon.

One woman claimed she had heard a gunshot before police swarmed to the scene, while others were concerned at the drama unfolding outside their homes.

Natalie Wall, who lives in the street, said: “It was late at night.

I heardwhat sounded like a gunshot noise and saw a man get in a car across the road, but I didn’t see anything more.”

Another resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I got back just before midnight and saw all the police cars – I was petrified.

“There were about four or five cars all parked on the road and it looked like some people were going in and out of a house.”

The police cordon stretched from Carey House to 32 Milton Road, with residential properties blocked off and the car park for the Avenue Baptist Church.

Yesterday morning, police officers were at the scene letting residents and workers through the cordon so they could get into their homes and businesses.

A police statement said: “Neighbourhood police officers remain at the scene conducting house to house inquiries. A section of the road will remain closed until after lunch time.”

Staff at Eco Wings, a centre for young adults with learning or physical disabilities, and Avenue Baptist Church’s playgroup said the incident had not affected their business, but a tradesman working at a nearby house was worried about the cordon’s impact.

He said: “My boss is trying to sell a house on the road, so I’m not sure this is great news for him.”

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1:37pm Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

a regurgitated story, whats going on.
a regurgitated story, whats going on. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Thu 8 May 14

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
a regurgitated story, whats going on.
along with the bloke that got squashed under his car.... when i read it a second time i thought, what an idiot, twice in one week to save the cost of a garage !
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: a regurgitated story, whats going on.[/p][/quote]along with the bloke that got squashed under his car.... when i read it a second time i thought, what an idiot, twice in one week to save the cost of a garage ! pembury53
  • Score: -2

4:43pm Thu 8 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

Did the pigs arrest anyone? Probably just police over reacting as usual. I'm surprised to be honest they weren't more interested in catching speeding motorists.
Did the pigs arrest anyone? Probably just police over reacting as usual. I'm surprised to be honest they weren't more interested in catching speeding motorists. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -15

8:07am Fri 9 May 14

Sir Peter Pantsless the 3rd says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Did the pigs arrest anyone? Probably just police over reacting as usual. I'm surprised to be honest they weren't more interested in catching speeding motorists.
What an absolute tool you are.

So the police responding to reports of possible sighting of firearms and gunshots in a residential street is over reacting is it????

You sir are nothing but an oxygen thief.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Did the pigs arrest anyone? Probably just police over reacting as usual. I'm surprised to be honest they weren't more interested in catching speeding motorists.[/p][/quote]What an absolute tool you are. So the police responding to reports of possible sighting of firearms and gunshots in a residential street is over reacting is it???? You sir are nothing but an oxygen thief. Sir Peter Pantsless the 3rd
  • Score: 6

9:32am Fri 9 May 14

LoopyLou88 says...

so thats where the stolen guns got to ?
so thats where the stolen guns got to ? LoopyLou88
  • Score: 2

5:28pm Sat 10 May 14

runwellian says...

What was the outcome?
This is a non story!
What was the outcome? This is a non story! runwellian
  • Score: 0

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