Nine people have been arrested after a handgun was fired outside a Southend nightclub.I’m guessing that doesn’t mean a meeting of car enthusiasts..?
Armed police swooped outside Talk nightclub, in Lucy Road, which had been holding a special garage night.
They had received reports of a man with a gun in the Seaway car park area who was believed to have fired shots at 2.45am on Sunday.You wouldn’t think Southend had such a big problem with…
Officers immediately arrested a man and recovered a handgun which will now undergo tests.
Ah. It seems these were from out of town, as a glance at the comments will show:
Five people from the London area and one man from Harlow were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remained in custody last night.Mmmmm. Diverse and vibrant..!
A juvenile and a 20-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of public order offences and were also being questioned by detectives.
A 24-year-old man was arrested for carrying a wheelbrace and received a caution.
Not that this latest incident will prevent Smirkin’ Sunny Hundal from whining that the police are persecuting certain types of music.
But then, I don’t recall seeing anything about these sorts of incidents after choral events or at turning out time at folk music venues…