Drama unfolded in Northumberland on Thursday afternoon as armed police flocked to the world.
An image of the dramatic scenes, obtained by ChronicleLive, confirmed what witnesses stated have been “masked up” officers on the scene of an incident close to Choppington Woods.
Locals additionally claimed the police helicopter was hovering above the woods, whereas police sniffer canine have been additionally seen within the space.
Why have been they referred to as?
A involved native claimed that they’d heard a sequence of loud bangs from close to the character reserve.
Northumbria Police have been treating the incident severely, and investigated to ascertain if these bangs have been gunshots – or one thing else.
Despite experiences of gunshots and the sturdy response, police insist it was nothing of the type.
A pressure spokesperson has since instructed ChronicleLive that searches have been carried out by the officers who had “not discovered any proof of gunshots.”
So what was it?
Earlier on, it emerged that the one that had initially referred to as the police made contact with the pressure once more shortly afterwards. They then believed what they’d heard might have been fireworks.
Was there a threat to the general public?
Officers remained within the space to make sure there hadn’t been a legal offence, however a spokesperson added that there was “no suggestion there’s any threat to the general public”.