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Man arrested after primary academy put in lockdown

PUBLISHED: 10:04 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:14 17 July 2019

Hall Road, in Kessingland. Picture: Reece Hanson

Hall Road, in Kessingland. Picture: Reece Hanson

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A school was in lock down following reports a man was making threats at a property nearby, police have confirmed.

Students of Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy, near Lowestoft, were rushed to class on Wednesday morning as a precaution.

Police and sniffer dogs were reportedly on the scene near Field Lane and on Hall Road just after 9am.

A man was arrested on suspicion on possession of firearms with intent and cultivation of cannabis.

A spokesperson from Suffolk Constabulary said: "Police received a call at just before 7am this morning after reports of a man making targeted threats at a property at Hall Road in Kessingland.

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy.
Picture: Nick ButcherKessingland Church of England Primary Academy. Picture: Nick Butcher

"Officers attended and as a precaution children arriving at a nearby school were sent straight to classes.

"Police have arrested a man at the property in Hall Road and he has been taken into custody. The school resumed normal activity at 9.20am.

"No-one was hurt in the incident and the incident was safely resolved."

The academy did not wish to comment.

Field land, Kessingland. Picture: Reece HansonField land, Kessingland. Picture: Reece Hanson

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy.
Picture: Nick ButcherKessingland Church of England Primary Academy. Picture: Nick Butcher

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