Police forensic officers have been spotted working at what appears to be a crime scene on a major Dagenham street. 

Concerned residents took to social media last night with claims of a major incident on Heathway, just outside Dominos. 

According to reports on social media, police are still at the scene and have been joined by officers in forensic suits.

A man who wanted to remain anonymous told the Barking & Dagenham Post: "We heard a fire and we went outside and guys are running here and there. 

"The guy was holding a pistol and was running towards Heathway station. 

"I wasn’t sure if it was real or fake but we heard the sound of a fire".

Both Met Police and London Ambulance Service were approached for comment this morning but have not as yet provided statements. 

If you have any information about this incident please email olivia.carter@newsquest.co.uk