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Updated: Woman charged after firearms false alarm in Canvey
7:05pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in Local News
A WOMAN has been charged with wasting police time following reports that a man was seen with a firearm in Canvey.
Armed police swooped on a house in Link Road at about 5.20pm on Friday.
Officers entered the house and used a stun grenade - a device which makes a loud bang to disorientate an offender. No firearms were fired.
The property was searched but it was empty.
A police spokesman confirmed that following further enquiries, a 21 year old Canvey woman was arrested and later charged with wasting police time by making a false report.
She has been bailed to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on April 8.