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Police cordon set up after ‘gunshots’ heard in Crouch Hill

PUBLISHED: 18:01 30 June 2011 | UPDATED: 20:58 05 July 2011

Crouch Hill Station was closed after gunshots were heard nearby.

Crouch Hill Station was closed after gunshots were heard nearby.

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A police cordon has been set up after reports of gunshots in a street today (Thursday, June 30).

Police received reports of gunshots in Crouch Hill at the junction with Sparsholt Road and suspects running from the scene at 1.30pm.

Witnesses in nearby shops described hearing three shots and a resident saw three teenage boys fleeing on bikes.

Armed police and a firearms recovery dog attended and conducted a search of the area.

But police found no trace of any victims, suspects or evidence of shots being fired.

A man on scene, who did not want to be named, said: “Apparently someone had a shot at someone and missed.”

Police officers left the scene at 3.15pm.

Stroud Green Road was closed southbound at Hanley Road just after 1.45pm and police cordons were in place.

Crouch Hill Station was also closed as a precaution.


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