Armed police attend reports of gunshots in Borough – find out it’s a play

News Desk (17 October, 2016)

Officers in Borough were called by alarmed residents after hearing loud bangs


Five armed police attended reports of “screaming” and “gunshots” in Long Lane on the weekend, only to find out it was a play by CoLab Theatre.

Officers in Borough were called by an alarmed resident after hearing loud bangs.

The Borough Police team later said on social media: “Attended a call to gunshots/people screaming in Long Lane SE1 last night. Five ARV’s attended. Turned out to be a show by CoLab Theatre.”

They added: “Local residents had been informed about their shows but one hadn’t read the letter. Local police had no idea!”


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