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Norwich woman petrified by gun drama

PUBLISHED: 07:55 05 March 2011

Armed police outside a house in Greenways, Eaton last night. Picture: Denise Bradley

Armed police outside a house in Greenways, Eaton last night. Picture: Denise Bradley

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A neighbour has told how she was "petrified" to discover armed officers and sniffer dogs in the street following a gun incident in Norwich.

Police officers, including an armed response team, attended the detached house at number 125 Greenways, Eaton, at about 3.30pm on Thursday.

Several officers arrived before appearing to enter the house as shocked neighbours watched on.

Officers conducted a thorough search of the house, close to the junction of Bradeham Way, and discovered a shotgun.

A further search, supported by Norfolk Constabulary’s dog unit, found no other firearms contained in the property.

A woman who lives near to the property, but who does not want to be named, said: “We didn’t know what was going on and when we walked out of the house the place was covered with policemen and sniffer dogs.

“We wondered what the hell was going on. We were petrified, it was terrible. We still know nothing – we haven’t been given any information.”

Other householders who spoke to the Evening News at the time of the police operation also said they were unaware of what was happening.

The road and immediate area were not cordoned off during the incident. Neighbours say there was no police presence at the property yesterday.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary confirmed that following the incident two people, a 42-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing a firearm without a certificate.

The two people were taken to Bethel Street Police Station for questioning and have been released on bail until March 15 pending further enquiries.

The police spokesman said they could give no further information about the incident or investigation at this time.

Did you witness the drama? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk

Anyone with any information about the incident should call Norfolk police on 0845 456 4567.

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