Armed police called to an incident which may not have happened
Monday, 11th June 2012.
Armed police descended on a house in Eden Road last night and searched it and its occupants, but it may all have been a false alarm.
Police were called after a security guard reported hearing a gunshot at the Duddery Hill allotments.
Two armed response vehicles, the police helicopter and a dog unit as well as several local police officers were mobilised after the call just before 7.15pm.
But now police are not certain the incident actually happened.
Haverhill's police chief, Insp Peter Ferrie, said firearms officers were called, an address entered and several people searched.
"No trace was found of a firearm," he said. "No one else in the area is believed to have seen or heard a firearm being discharged and we can't be sure this was a genuine incident.
"I'd like to reassure the people of Haverhill that firearms incidents will always be dealt with on the greatest priority.
"We have trained firearms officers who can arrive in Haverhill very quickly to deal with any genuine incident."
Exactly what happened is still being investigated and Insp Ferrie appealed for anyone with any information which might be helpful to come forward.
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