Armed police officers descend on residential street in Leicester after violent threats made

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Armed police officers descended on a residential street in a Leicester neighbourhood after violent threats were made to the occupants of a house on Saturday (February 20).

Up to 10 squad cars - including armed response vehicles (AVR) with the Leicestershire Police Special Operations team and some unmarked police vehicles - headed for Central Avenue in the Clarendon Park area of the city.

It followed an emergency 999 call received by the force's incident room at lunchtime today.

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said that the alarm was raised shortly before 1pm, with armed officers deployed "as a precaution" on account of the perceived threat to the individuals concerned.

"We received a report that threats had been made towards the occupants of a property in Central Avenue, Leicester," he said.

"The threats were made to the occupants via telephone."

He added: "In the interest of public and police safety, armed officers

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