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Man with gun reported near Romford school

PUBLISHED: 10:14 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 08 June 2017

A man with a possible gun was reported in Mawney Road, Romford. Picture: Google Maps

A man with a possible gun was reported in Mawney Road, Romford. Picture: Google Maps

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Pupils, teachers and parents were locked in a school on Wednesday, after reports of a man seen with a gun nearby.

Police and firearm officers were called at 3.10pm to Mawney Road, Romford, home to The Mawney Foundation School.

As a precaution people were kept inside the school while officers carried out their inquiries.

A police spokesman said: “[We received] reports of a man seen with a possible firearm in Mawney Road, Romford.

“Further reports were received indicating that the man had entered a supermarket.

“Local officers and firearms officers attended the scene.

“Inquires were carried out but the man could not be located.

“Inquiries continue.”

Mum Carley Skilbeck added: “We didn’t know [what happened]. Everyone’s talking and no one knew exactly what was going on. “People were worried, assuming about what it is.”

Parents and pupils were allowed to leave once said it was safe to do so.

The school has been contacted for comment.

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