Armed police storm travel agents in wrong county after attempted robbery at Premier Travel, Newmarket

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Armed officers from Cambridgeshire police mistakenly descended on the headquarters of Premier Travel in Cambridge

While Suffolk police officers rushed to the Guineas Shopping Centre, in Newmarket, Suffolk, the same scenes were playing out at the headquarters of Premier Travel, over the border in Cambridge.

Suffolk police were called to the Premier Travel branch in Newmarket, where they tasered and arrested a man who was wielding a knife.

However, in Cambridge, shocked onlookers watched as armed officers over the county border stormed Premier Travel’s headquarters, on Milton Road, after a mix up.

According to Cambridgeshire police they had received a 999 call from the travel agents headquarters, mistakenly believing the armed robbery was taking place there and not in Newmarket.

A spokeswoman explained the mix-up, saying: “We received reports of an armed robbery at about 1.40pm this afternoon in Milton Road, Cambridge.

“Upon arrival it was established the incident location was in Newmarket, Suffolk. It is unfortunate that members of the public were alarmed by this, however we were responding to calls for service which was reported from a location in Cambridge.”

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