Armed raid in Basildon

Dozens of armed swooped on a house in Basildon, arresting two men on suspicion of having a firearm.

The officers were called to a property in Cattawade Link, in Basildon, at about 2pm yesterday.

Witnesses said they were told to stay indoors as the road was blocked off while the drama took place.

After a two-hour stand off, two men were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

For the full story and dramatic pictures, see tomorrow's Basildon Echo.

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7:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

VanRes says...

Better to over react when firearms may be involved if you ask me.
Better to over react when firearms may be involved if you ask me. VanRes

7:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

That's why the copper chopper was out over that way this afternoon then.
That's why the copper chopper was out over that way this afternoon then. Howard Cháse

9:20am Sun 19 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

Since the Govt. banned possession of most firearms, it seems the only people with them these days are criminals.

Not sure how that works.
Since the Govt. banned possession of most firearms, it seems the only people with them these days are criminals. Not sure how that works. RochfordRob

12:02pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

Speaks for itself really. If you can't legally posess them, then having them makes you a criminal.
But it was only suspicion of. That could have been just a suspicious bulge in the man's clothing.
I'll leave it right there.
Speaks for itself really. If you can't legally posess them, then having them makes you a criminal. But it was only suspicion of. That could have been just a suspicious bulge in the man's clothing. I'll leave it right there. Devils Advocate

5:38pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Alekhine says...

I remember some unlucky sod who got shot coming out of a DIY store carrying a chair leg under a blanket.
I remember some unlucky sod who got shot coming out of a DIY store carrying a chair leg under a blanket. Alekhine

10:28pm Mon 20 Jan 14

zarzar says...

the landlord Andy Horton is to blame saying they would put hard working or familys in the 2 shared houses. our kids are two scared to play out and to top it all of the landlord does nothing all he worries about if his Brand new white LAND ROVER and money . well Andy Horton named and shamed !!!!!
the landlord Andy Horton is to blame saying they would put hard working or familys in the 2 shared houses. our kids are two scared to play out and to top it all of the landlord does nothing all he worries about if his Brand new white LAND ROVER and money . well Andy Horton named and shamed !!!!! zarzar

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