Armed police swoop on Essex clay pigeon shoot

  • 7 February 2013
  • From the section Essex

Armed police descended on an organised clay pigeon shoot after concerns were raised about "men with guns".

The shoot was held near the Discovery Centre in Great Notley, near Braintree, on Sunday afternoon.

As the tactical firearms officers arrived on the ground, the police helicopter hovered overhead.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said officers "established the men were part of an organised shoot" and then departed.

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