Residents ‘shocked’ as armed police cordon off quiet road in Skegness

Residents said they were “shocked” after armed police cordoned off a quiet street in Skegness. Firearms officers were deployed to a property on Tennyson Green at around 11.30pm last night (January 24).

They were responding to reports of two males with a firearm. A man aged 20 and another man aged 23 were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm without a certificate and they remain in police custody.

Lincolnshire Live reports due to close proximity to the incident, Richmond School was closed today (January 25). Police said they will remain in the area throughout this afternoon and have thanked people for their support.

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Kerri McKenzie lives opposite the crime scene on Sandbeck Avenue and admitted that the police presence was the “worst I’d ever seen”. She said: “I was awake at about 3am and there was a lot of activity with police vans and other vehicles.

“I couldn’t tell you what’s going on. It’s a bit of a shock.

Kerri McKenzie lives opposite the crime scene and has spoken of her shock at the incident
Kerri McKenzie lives opposite the crime scene and has spoken of her shock at the incident

“We do get police activity along here but never like this. It’s absolutely shocking because I’ve only been here for three years and that’s the worst I’ve ever seen.

“It’s worrying to have right on your doorstep, but I’ve got 100% faith in the police – wherever they are I feel safe.” Wayne Bibb, who also lives on Sandbeck Avenue, said he saw police arriving first thing in the morning.

He said: “We first saw the flashing lights in the early hours of the morning but we haven’t heard anything about what’s happened. It must be bad. I’m shocked to hear there’s armed police there.”

A woman living nearby, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We have no idea what’s happened. We saw flashing lights early this morning and that’s it.

“It’s a bit worrying, especially with a school nearby.”

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