Imitation machine gun and flick knives seized after beach incident

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team recovered this machine gun in Lowestoft. Pictu

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team recovered this machine gun in Lowestoft. Picture: NSRAPT - Credit: Archant

A man was arrested after an imitation machine gun was seized following a police incident on a Suffolk beach.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team recovered this flick knife in Lowestoft. Pictu

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team recovered this flick knife in Lowestoft. Picture: NSRAPT - Credit: Archant

Officers were called to Lowestoft’s South Beach, near the Claremont Pier, at 4.20pm on Thursday, April 2 to reports from members of the public that a man was on the beach pointing what was believed to be a BB gun at the sea.

Officers – including armed police and the dog unit – were sent to the area and around 30 minutes later they located and detained a man in Lawson Road.

An imitation firearm and two lock knives were seized by police.

A 41-year-old man from Lowestoft was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms offences and possession of a knife and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre, where he remains for questioning.


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A spokesman for Suffolk police said the incident did not pose a threat or risk to the wider public.

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