Wisbech man, 48, arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in Wisbech yesterday afternoo

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in Wisbech yesterday afternoon. - Credit: Archant

A 48-year-old Wisbech man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm yesterday afternoon.

Man arrested after armed police called to Norwich Road, Wisbech

Man arrested after armed police called to Norwich Road, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

It comes after heavily armed officers were called to arrest a man near the centre of Wisbech.

The drama happened on Norwich Road on Wednesday afternoon, near the junction with the busy A1101 Churchill Road.

Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called at 2.45 to reports of suspicious circumstances in Norwich Road, Wisbech.

“A 48-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and was taken to the Kings Lynn Police Investigation Centre where he remains.”