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Police search Dovercourt gardens for weapon
2:10pm Friday 4th January 2013 in News
POLICE scoured gardens and dredged drains in Dovercourt looking for a weapon used in an attack.
Officers, some in plain clothes, conducted house to house enquiries and searched through residents gardens on Thursday morning, January 3, in a bid to find a weapon believed to be involved in an assault on New Year’s Eve.
Residents on Highfield Avenue, Dovercourt awoke to see dozens of officers, some in plain clothes, going door-to-door and searching the area.
They were looking for a weapon believed to have been used in an attack on a 20-year-old man, near BP Garage in Main Road, Dovercourt, on New Year’s Eve.
Dave Rutson, of Highfield Avenue, said two officers spent ten minutes searching through his garden.
He said: “Everyone was wondering what is going on.
“It was the volume of police that shocked me – there were police cars swarming all over the place.
“It must be quite serious to have that volume of police.”