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Police in Bury St Edmunds called to second sighting of person with firearm after town centre incident





Police have been alerted to a second sighting of a person with a firearm in Bury St Edmunds.

Armed police swooped on the town centre after being called at 7am to St Andrew’s Street South.

They were then alerted at about 11.43am to a male seen carrying a white ball-bearing type gun in Oakes Road.

Police in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Paul Derrick
Police in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Paul Derrick

Following an investigation, officers believe the weapons are likely to be airsoft weapons that fire ball-bearings, with airsoft events being held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said: “Those in possession of air-powered ball-bearing weapons are reminded these should not be carried in public as this can understandably lead to concern for members of the public and the person in possession could be breaking the law.

“There is not believed to be a wider threat to the public, however officers are carrying out additional reassurance patrols.”

Anyone with any information in relation to weapons being seen in Bury St Edmunds today should contact police on 101.