Air rifle mistaken for firearm sparks police incident in Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Police were called to Havelock Road after an air rifle was mistaken for a firearm. Picture:

Norfolk Police were called to Havelock Road after an air rifle was mistaken for a firearm. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Norfolk Police attended an incident in Great Yarmouth after they received reports of a man in possession of a firearm.

A spokesperson for the police said they were called to Havelock Road at 7.05 on Thursday morning but officers found the man had an air rifle rather than a firearm.

Norfolk Police said the man was spoken to and no offences had been committed.