Update: Police continue to search for suspected gunman

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POLICE say they are following a number of leads to track down a suspected gunman.

Police were called out to Bluebells, in Deeping St James at 1.30pm on Wednesday after a 38-year-old woman was threatened with a handgun.

The man wanted money and ran off from the house.

Police spokesman Jill Hill said: “Inquiries are continuing and we have a number of leads we are following up.”

Officers are unable to confirm if the gun was genuine or a replica and are appealing for help in finding the man.

The suspect is 5ft 5in, in his early 30s, with strawberry blond hair and was wearing a black woolly hat, a bomber jacket and white trainers with a velcro strap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0300 111 0300