A man in his 30s was arrested by armed officers in Thetford after reports of a man carrying an 'air rifle'.

Police were called to Whitehart Street at around 4.20pm on Thursday after a man had been seen carrying a weapon.

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said: "Armed units were deployed and a male in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm".

Officers closed off a section of St Nicholas Road in response to the incident, which reopened at around 6pm.

A weapon was seized at the scene, and the man arrested remains in custody.