Detectives investigating a firearms incident in Basildon have made a further two arrests.
Police were contacted at around 1.20am yesterday (Sunday October 18) with reports of several men seen in possession of firearms in the area of Arne Court.
Officers attended the location where a suspect made off. A foot chase ensued before what is believed to be a firearm, was discharged at officers. No one was injured.
Five men were arrested at the time and remain in custody. Last night, (Sunday October 18) a further two were arrested in separate properties in Basildon on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector, Marina Ericson told Radio Essex: “Officers remain in the area making enquiries and engaging with the local community whilst we build a picture of what happened.
“I’m keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone who has information which can help my investigation.
“Do you live in the area of Vaughan Williams Road, Holst Avenue or Arne Court? Do you have CCTV? If so, please get in contact with us on 101.”
All road closures have now been lifted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.