Police carry out 'full sweep' of Coombe Abbey Park after reports of 'gun fire'
Security will remain in place at Coombe Abbey Country Park tonight after reports of “gun fire”. The park closed around 5pm with visitors reporting they had been told to “leave the park urgently”. There were reports of a police presence in the park and the park, owned by Coventry City Council, has now confirmed there were reports of “possible gun fire”.
A spokesman for the popular park in Coventry said security would remain in place overnight. They added that the park had been declared safe following a “full sweep of the area”. Coombe Abbey Park wrote on Facebook: “Following reports of possible gun fire being heard at Coombe Abbey Park earlier today – staff acted quickly to secure the site.
“Police attended and following a full sweep of the area, declared the park safe.
“Security will remain in place over night as a precaution and the park is expected to be open as usual tomorrow. “We thank everyone for their patience.” People replying to the public post announcing the park was closed said: “I hope everything is OK my sister and children were just thay and asked to leave urgently.
I hope everyone is safe xx [sic].” Another wrote: “How come? We have just been told to leave the park urgently.”
Birmingham Live has contacted Warwickshire Police for more information.