No charges after armed police stop car on A2 in Kent

A2 Ebbsfleet junction Image copyright Google
Image caption Two lanes were closed by police during the incident on the A2

Three people arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after armed police stopped a taxi in Kent have been released without charge.

The car was stopped on the A2 London-bound, near the Ebbsfleet junction, shortly after 18:00 BST on Tuesday.

Kent Police said it followed a report that one of the occupants had earlier been seen in possession of a firearm.

The force said the arrests of the three passengers were carried out on behalf of Essex Police.

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