Investigation continues into South Lynn disturbance

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An investigation is continuing after armed police were called to a disturbance in South Lynn last night, Wednesday, February 25.

One person suffered minor injuries in the altercation on Wisbech Road, which broke out shortly after 9pm. Several windows were also smashed.

Armed units and a police helicopter were sent to the area following reports that a man had been seen carrying a knife, while another group had also been seen with an iron bar.

Despite a lengthy search of the area, neither the man, nor the group were found. Police believe the parties involved in the disturbance may be known to each other.

The operation triggered widespread comment on social media

Borough councillor Gary McGuinness wrote on Twitter: “Huge @KingsLynnPolice presence in South Lynn tonight, cars outside St Michaels School and helicopter overhead for some time now.”

He later said he had seen two police vehicles heading towards South Lynn at around 9.20pm, while three police cars were at the school site at around 10pm.

Another Twitter user, Tom Lake, reported the police helicopter was in the area for more than two hours, while Sarah Groom said the aircraft also appeared to be heading towards The Walks.

So far, no-one has yet been detained over the incident, though officers do expect to make arrests.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information, should contact police via the non-emergency 101 number.