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Man stopped by police in Barking following allegation he was carrying a gun had no weapon

PUBLISHED: 17:53 15 May 2020 | UPDATED: 17:53 15 May 2020

Police marksmen surround a man in East Street, Barking. Picture: Submitted

Police marksmen surround a man in East Street, Barking. Picture: Submitted

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A man stopped by police following an allegation he was carrying a gun had no weapon and hadn’t committed any offences.

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Police were called by a member of the public who alleged they had seen a man with a firearm in Station Parade, Barking at about 5.10pm on Thursday, May 14.

Specialist officers stopped the man in East Street, but he wasn’t carrying a weapon and there was no evidence of any offences.


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