Terrified trio spark widespread police search after reports of gunman in Braintree

Halstead Gazette: Terrified trio spark widespread police search after reports of gunman in Braintree Terrified trio spark widespread police search after reports of gunman in Braintree

Police cars and the helicopter circled Braintree for hours after members of the public were left fearing for their lives 

A 30-year-old Braintree woman has described her terror after seeing a balaclava-clad man brandishing a gun near the Halifax premises on Monday.

The 30-year-old, her boyfriend and pregnant friend had been talking to friends in a car when they are said to have witnessed a man on a bicycle with the weapon just before 11pm.

In the confusion as they fled for safety in the Swan pub, they are unsure whether or not they also heard gunshots.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Armed officers attended and carried out an extensive area search, but were unable to locate any suspects."

 

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10:47am Thu 19 Jun 14

ejbuk55 says...

And no one can look on the CCTV to confirm this???
And no one can look on the CCTV to confirm this??? ejbuk55
  • Score: 12

11:15am Thu 19 Jun 14

KEEPINLANE says...

Its reports like this which have ended with the Police shooting dead a man carrying a chair leg in a plastic bag or, more recently, Tasering a a partially blind man carrying a white cane, identified by 'half blind' people reporting the cane as a Samurai sword.
Its reports like this which have ended with the Police shooting dead a man carrying a chair leg in a plastic bag or, more recently, Tasering a a partially blind man carrying a white cane, identified by 'half blind' people reporting the cane as a Samurai sword. KEEPINLANE
  • Score: 10

1:07pm Thu 19 Jun 14

sarahd1984 says...

1 he did have a gun I am 1 of the trio mentioned we know what a gun looks like when u are in that situation then u may understand we know the difference of a chair leg etc and as for cctv there are cameras in that area
1 he did have a gun I am 1 of the trio mentioned we know what a gun looks like when u are in that situation then u may understand we know the difference of a chair leg etc and as for cctv there are cameras in that area sarahd1984
  • Score: -16

3:00pm Thu 19 Jun 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Fled for safety into the Swan Pub and then weren't sure whether or not they heard a gunshot! Seriously? Sounds like they'd spent the evening the pub and were imagining things.
Fled for safety into the Swan Pub and then weren't sure whether or not they heard a gunshot! Seriously? Sounds like they'd spent the evening the pub and were imagining things. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 12

3:08pm Thu 19 Jun 14

jamest says...

Was that a gunshot or someone popping a bag of crisps in the pub?
Was that a gunshot or someone popping a bag of crisps in the pub? jamest
  • Score: 13

9:00pm Thu 19 Jun 14

reneroo77 says...

And the CCTV operators said..........???? x
And the CCTV operators said..........???? x reneroo77
  • Score: 3

11:14pm Thu 19 Jun 14

TheIdesOfMarch says...

call out the fire arms unit his pistol against our lads with the hecklers see how long he lasts?
complete w*nker
call out the fire arms unit his pistol against our lads with the hecklers see how long he lasts? complete w*nker TheIdesOfMarch
  • Score: -2

5:34pm Fri 20 Jun 14

cmills says...

What sort of gun ? Perhaps he was cycling on his way back from shooting pigeons or something - probably not an uncommon sight in the past -
What sort of gun ? Perhaps he was cycling on his way back from shooting pigeons or something - probably not an uncommon sight in the past - cmills
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Tue 24 Jun 14

/@|_|@\ says...

sarahd1984 wrote:
1 he did have a gun I am 1 of the trio mentioned we know what a gun looks like when u are in that situation then u may understand we know the difference of a chair leg etc and as for cctv there are cameras in that area
... speaks volumes, does this.
[quote][p][bold]sarahd1984[/bold] wrote: 1 he did have a gun I am 1 of the trio mentioned we know what a gun looks like when u are in that situation then u may understand we know the difference of a chair leg etc and as for cctv there are cameras in that area[/p][/quote]... speaks volumes, does this. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

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