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Armed police and helicopter called after man seen with weapon in Murston, Sittingbourne

Armed officers and the police helicopter were called after a man was reportedly seen holding a weapon.

Firearms teams descended on Church Road in Murston, Sittingbourne after the alarm was raised just after 8pm.

Armed police were called to the scene. Stock picture
Armed police were called to the scene. Stock picture

A police spokesman said: "Armed officers attended and carried out a thorough search of the area with assistance from a National Police Air Service helicopter.

"Nobody fitting the man’s description was located and no further reports were received."

A witness reported seeing a police firearms unit preparing equipment in Sittingbourne, before turning on their blue lights and rushing to the scene along with a patrol car.

The helicopter was also spotted circling overhead.

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