Armed police were called to a main road in Dagenham this week after reports of gunfire, it has been confirmed.

The incident happened in Heathway, Dagenham on November 13. 

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called at 17:45hrs on Monday, 13 November to reports of a firearm discharge on Heathway in Dagenham.

"Officers, including firearms officers, attended.

"There were no reported injuries, and those believed to be involved had left the scene."

A man who wishes to remain anonymous told this paper: "We heard a fire and we went outside and guys are running here and there. 

"The guy was holding a pistol and was running towards Heathway station. 

"I wasn’t sure if it was real or fake but we heard the sound of a fire."

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Dagenham locals have reported seeing an increased police presence in Heathway this week, with some claiming to have seen forensics at the crime scene. 

One Facebook user said: "Police have cordoned the footpath off and forensic officers in blue crawling on floor doing a fingertip search!"

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident and enquiries are ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5529/13Nov.