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Police called to reports of gunshots in Upminster street

PUBLISHED: 11:30 13 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 13 January 2018

Ashvale Gardens in Upminster. Photo: Google Maps

Ashvale Gardens in Upminster. Photo: Google Maps

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Armed officers and a police helicopter were called to Upminster this morning (Saturday, January 13) after numerous reports of gunshots being heard on a residential street.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Service confirmed officers were called to Ashvale Gardens at around 9am to numerous reports of gunshots being heard.

Residents reported seeing armed policemen on the streets and a police helicopter overhead.

Investigating officers were stood down at 9.58am.

As no further gunshots were heard and nothing had been seen, they concluded the most likely explanation was that someone had been firing at wildlife in nearby fields.

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