Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in Lowestoft

Police have been called to London Road South in Lowestoft.

Police have been called to London Road South in Lowestoft. - Credit: Mick Howes

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after an incident in Lowestoft on Saturday afternoon (September 18).

London Road South was partially closed on Saturday while police dealt with the situation, and a 38-year-old man was arrested at around 1.45pm.

The scene on London Road South in Lowestoft.

The scene on London Road South in Lowestoft. - Credit: Mick Howes

He has been taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

There were no reported injuries during the incident.  

A number of police units, including armed officers, attended the scene.

London Road South in Lowestoft is partly closed due to an incident near KFC. 

London Road South was partially closed. - Credit: Mick Howes

London Road South has now reopened and as of 2pm the response was winding down, with some police vehicles leaving the scene.

Some officers remain in attendance as investigations continue.

A local shop owner said: “The road was closed for two and a half hours and nobody could come to my shop.

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“Normally it is a busy time.”

A resident said: “I couldn’t go to the shop. I didn’t know what was going on. I saw about 13 police cars going past where I live.

“I went to come down to the shop and I couldn’t get in. It was all blocked off. The police said you can’t come through here.”

Another local business owner said: “At about 12pm, the police closed off the road, when a chunk of police turned up carrying weapons.” 

Earlier this afternoon, people inside the KFC in London Road South were told to stay indoors.

Police on London Road South in Lowestoft.

Police on London Road South in Lowestoft. - Credit: Mick Howes

Speaking at 12.45pm, a woman inside the restaurant who did not wish to be named said: "I can see three armed police standing by a car plus one police officer with a dog also standing there."

London Road South in Lowestoft is partly closed due to a police incident. 

The road was partially closed. - Credit: Ryan Godbold


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