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Police helicopter joins armed officers and dog units in search for man in Sudbury area

PUBLISHED: 07:40 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:50 29 December 2017

The police helicopter. Picture: KRIS PAGE

The police helicopter. Picture: KRIS PAGE

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Armed police and dog units were called to Sudbury last night to search for a man alongside the police helicopter.

Multiple police cars were sent to the Springlands Way/Mountbatten Road area at around 10.30pm with officers on the ground being supported by the Boreham police helicopter in the air.

Last night, a Suffolk police spokeswoman said officers had received unconfirmed reports that the man may have a firearm.

Witnesses reported seeing several police cars in the area and hearing the police helicopter hovering above.

This morning, a spokesman for Suffolk police said the search was called off after no trace of the suspect could be found.

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