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Armed police called to Rainham woodland after gun shots heard

PUBLISHED: 14:48 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:48 18 June 2019

Two men were doused in a corrosive substance in Cricketfield Road.

Two men were doused in a corrosive substance in Cricketfield Road.

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Armed police swooped in after reports of gun shots in woodland earlier today.

Officers were called at 11.47am this morning, Tuesday, June 18, to reports of shots fired near Rainham Road, Rainham.

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Police, including armed officers, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade attended.

With the assistance of the National Police Air Service, the area was searched but no evidence was found that a firearm had been used.

No injuries were reported and police stood down at 1.25pm.

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