Armed police in village after man uses gun

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A man using a gun led to armed police arriving in Hatfield Broad Oak. 

Police were called around 1.30pm today (February 19), after residents thought he was using a gun on a public footpath in Cage End.

Residents on social media spotted armed police in the area, as well as a helicopter flying over the B183.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "Officers arrived and it was established that the man was using an air rifle on private land.

"No offences had been committed."