Suspected shotguns were lumps of wood

POLICE were called to reports of a man armed with shotguns in Queen Street, Colchester.
 

Concerns were raised at about 3pm today with rumours of an armed man in the town centre spreading.


Police tracked down the suspect in a car but found the shotguns were acutally two lumps of wood.
 

It is being treated as a mistaken call with good intent.
 

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7:19pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Wood'nt you know it!
Wood'nt you know it! Say It As It Is OK?
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9:20am Sat 9 Feb 13

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Not all details given.....was the wood planed / sawn / treated 2"x2" 4" x "2 ??
Not all details given.....was the wood planed / sawn / treated 2"x2" 4" x "2 ?? SOMETHING2SAY
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11:01am Sun 10 Feb 13

irememberwhen says...

Sawn-off shotguns?
Sawn-off shotguns? irememberwhen
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12:35am Mon 11 Feb 13

Boris says...

Several years ago, police in London shot and killed a man carrying a bag which someone had reported as probably containing a gun. It turned out to be a table leg.
It's a relief to know that our coppers are not so trigger-happy.
Several years ago, police in London shot and killed a man carrying a bag which someone had reported as probably containing a gun. It turned out to be a table leg. It's a relief to know that our coppers are not so trigger-happy. Boris
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12:39am Mon 11 Feb 13

Boris says...

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Death_of_Ha
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http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Death_of_Ha rry_Stanley Boris
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