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Disturbance involving a weapon leads to armed police being called to address in Cromer

PUBLISHED: 12:35 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:58 16 March 2015

Police were called to Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer on Saturday morning.

Police were called to Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer on Saturday morning.

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Armed police were called to reports of a disturbance involving a weapon in north Norfolk.

Police were called to Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer on Saturday morning.
Police were called to Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer on Saturday morning.

Armed police were called to reports of a disturbance involving a weapon in north Norfolk.

A woman was discovered with a minor head injury at a home in Brownshill, Cromer, after being assaulted by a man who was believed to have been known to her.

It happened at about 8.30am on Saturday, when about six police vehicles attended the scene, including armed response and a dog team.

A door was smashed down by police at a home on the street.

Armed police and paramedics called to home in Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer, pictured is eyewitness Nigel Barrett.  Picture: MARK BULLIMOREArmed police and paramedics called to home in Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer, pictured is eyewitness Nigel Barrett. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said it was believed the man had left the address, no weapon was discovered, and the man had not been found.

A neighbour, Nigel Barrett, said the first thing he knew about it was when he saw police turn up with dogs and officers shouted “armed police”

Mr Barrett, 45, has lived in the area for two years and said this happens a couple of times a year.

“You don’t expect this sort of thing to happen in a leafy suburb of a seaside town,” the traffic officer said, adding: “This is not a ghetto.”

Police were called to Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer on Saturday morning.
Police were called to Brownshill near Roughton Road in Cromer on Saturday morning.

The woman was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by land ambulance for further treatment.

Armed police were also called to an incident on Brownshill in January 2014 where a man in his 40s was arrested.

Do have any more information? Email sabah.meddings@archant.co.uk or phone 01263 513920.

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