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Investigation launched after knife call in King's Lynn

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The College of West Anglia has said that a possible sighting of a man with a knife by a student happened outside of the campus.

Police said that they were looking into the claim that someone had been seen with a knife on Thursday.

But they have also denied claims made on social media that a stabbing had taken place.

The College of West Anglia (45881021)
The College of West Anglia (45881021)

A Norfolk Police spokesman confirmed this afternoon that officers had attended the campus in Tennyson Avenue shortly after 9.30am on Thursday.

She said they were responding to reports of a man carrying what may have been a knife.

She added: "Police spoke to the informant at the scene, and officers are working to establish whether any criminal offence took place."

Details of the operation were later shared via the King's Lynn Police Twitter account following comments claiming there had been a stabbing at the college.

The spokesman said the post was published to "reassure the public and students that this was untrue and to explain what actually happened".

But today a college spokesman added that the original sighting of a person with a knife was near the Spar shop in Tennyson Avenue, Lynn, and not on the campus at all.

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