[Ed. – Drop that Nerf gun!]
Police swooped on a boy’s eighth birthday party after bangs from plastic toy Nerf guns were mistaken for real gunfire.
The officers were deployed after a neighbour reported the sound of children screaming in the quiet village of Yaxham, Norfolk.
But moments after arriving they found Oliver Green celebrating his birthday by shooting the soft brightly-coloured bullets with his friends in the toy gun battle.
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And when police asked what was happened, Oliver told them: ‘I am the birthday boy officer, but I am not sure what I have done wrong.’
After realising the guns posed no danger, police joined in the celebrations and posed for photos with the excited children.
Oliver’s mother, Lisa Green, 47, said: ‘I was in the kitchen making tea with some of the mums when one of them suddenly said ‘Lisa, you have a squad car pulled up in your driveway’.’