Two arrested after armed incident closes nearby Richmond School in Skegness

Police at Tennyson Green, Skegness
Police were called to Tennyson Green on Tuesday night. Credit: MEN Media

Police have made two arrests after a school was forced to close while armed police dealt with a nearby incident.

Officers were called to Tennyson Green, Skegness, Lincolnshire, at around 11.30pm on Tuesday, 24 January.

They remained on the scene on Wednesday morning.

In a notice to parents, Richmond School, on nearby Richmond Grove, said: "There is a serious incident currently occurring on one of the local streets near to the school.

"School will be closed today (Wednesday). Please do not bring your children to school."

Apologising for the late notice, the school added: "Police officers have just arrived at school to advise us to close until the incident is resolved."

Two men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a fiream without a certificate.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: "A police presence will remain for the majority of the afternoon and we would urge the public to speak to our officer if they have any concerns.

"We would like to thank the community for their support while the incident was ongoing."

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