Armed police called to Newington after report of man ‘with a firearm’

Officers in St John's Avenue Photo Donna Hollands

Armed police have been called to Newington this evening (May 23) to a report of a man with a firearm.

Officers are in the Kimberley Road/St John’s Avenue area. A man has been arrested on suspicion of a firearm offence and a property is being searched.

Photo Chardy Tamara

Witnesses report five men being escorted by officers out of a flat, with one arrest, and a number of police vehicles parked in Kimberley Road.

Photo Jimmy Fisher

The incident comes just two weeks after armed officers were called to Auckland Avenue, later extended to Pegwell, following reports of an armed man.

Photo Chardy Tamara

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 4.12pm  to a report that a person had been seen possibly carrying a weapon in St John’s Avenue, Ramsgate.

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“Armed officers attended and arrested a man on suspicion of a firearms offence. No weapon has been recovered at this stage and a search of a property is ongoing.”