Firearms police arrest two in Fenland town in connection with aggravated burglary

THIS was the dramatic scene in a Fenland town this morning after firearms police were called to arrest two people in connection with an aggravated burglary and wounding.

Police had a sighting of a wanted man in Wellington Terrace, Wisbech, at 9.20am. The force helicopter was scrambled and firearms officers were called as a precaution.

The man and a woman were detained in nearby King Street and searched by police.

A 22-year-old man from the Wisbech area was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and aggravated burglary.

The woman, 21, also from the Wisbech area, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They are both being questioned at King’s Lynn custody suite.

One onlooker said: “There was an air of calm about it all. There were no shootings, it wasn’t overly dramatic and it was all very organised.

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“There were six or seven police cars at the scene but the armed response guys were only there as back-up. They weren’t waving their guns about either so I wasn’t frightened.

“By the time I had arrived it looked like the police had got everything under control very quickly anyway.”

A police spokesman said: “No shots were fired. It is a standard precaution when we approach someone on suspicion of a violent crime.”

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