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Specialist detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating an incident in North Weald this morning where we believe a firearm was discharged.
We were called to High Road in North Weald, close to Emberson Way, at around 1am this morning (12 February) following reports of a man discharging a firearm at an unattended vehicle.
The suspect ran from the scene along High Road, in the direction of the A414 roundabout.
Our officers, including Crime Scene Investigators and specialist search dogs will be in the area today to carry out enquiries.
Detective Chief Inspector Ashley Howard said “This appears to be an isolated incident and our dedicated detectives and crime scene investigators are working alongside local policing teams to recover evidence from the location and obtain information to identify the suspect.
“If you have any information about this incident, including any CCTV, Ring Doorbell or dash cam footage that may assist the investigation team, please get in contact.”
Please quote incident 79 of 12 February when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.
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