'Second time this year' - Armed police called to Norwich street

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

A man was arrested as armed police were spotted on a Norwich estate.

An eye-witness said police cars arrived in Bowers Avenue in Mile Cross at around 9.30am on Tuesday.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

A number of units, including a police dog and several officers with firearms, were pictured close to a block of flats.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue said crews from Earlham and Sprowston were called to the scene, but they were stood down before arrival.

James Long said he saw at least five police cars on the scene.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

He said: "It's the second time this year that something like this has happened. It never used to be like this around here."

He added he saw one man being placed under arrest.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

The previous incident he referred to happened in the early hours of New Years' Day, when officers were called to Bowers Avenue following a "concern for safety".

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning.

Armed police were spotted in Bowers Avenue, Norwich, on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Weather Wildlife & Scenery Photography

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