A man in his 20s arrested in Lowestoft on suspicion of possessing "firearms with intent" is set to answer bail next month.

Traffic was temporarily stopped on the bascule bridge in Lowestoft as armed officers responded to reports that a man was allegedly "running about with a loaded gun".

A police van, six police cars and the armed officers were spotted attending the bascule bridge/Station Square area of Lowestoft around 8pm on Friday, September 1.

Onlookers described that a man was "running about with a loaded gun" not far from the approach to the town centre. 

With an armed response and numerous police officers called to the scene the alleged weapon was seized as a man in his 20s was arrested.

He has subsequently been bailed to return to Lowestoft police station next month.

A police spokesman said: "A 23-year-old male arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms with intent and possession of Class B or C drugs was arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries."

He is due to answer bail on November 25.