Reports of shots fired in Barking

PUBLISHED: 09:45 02 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:45 02 September 2019

Harts Lane, Barking. Picture: Google.

Harts Lane, Barking. Picture: Google.


Armed police rushed to a housing estate in Barking on Saturday after reports of shots fired.

The call came in at 7.30pm that gunshots had been fired in Harts Lane.

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Police said that weapons and bullet casings have been found at the scene.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Following the incident, a section 60 order was in place across Abbey Ward, Gascoigne Ward and Academy Ward until 10am on September 1.

The order allows the police to stop and search anyone in a designated area if they are suspected of carrying a weapon.

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