People speak of shock at police incident in Portsmouth

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A man spotted on CCTV at robbery at Co-op in Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw on Saturday, July 22. Picture: Hampshire police

Robber chased by pub punters after threatening Co-op workers in Portsmouth

PEOPLE have spoken of their shock at seeing armed police officers in Fratton.

It comes as Kingston Road was closed in both directions this afternoon due to a police incident.

Eye-witnesses said it was scary seeing the armed officers and sniffer dogs.

Patrick Munster was walking in Kingston Road and saw the aftermath.

The 43-year-old, of Paulsgrove, said: ‘I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. There were police with guns all over the street. It was really frightening.’

Ewelina Dalek, 19, lives in Kingston Road and was in the block of flats where the police raid was taking place.

She said: ‘The police had guns and dogs and were shouting to the man saying they would kick the door down.

‘It was very scary. I don’t feel safe living here.

‘There is a big problem with drugs. I don’t feel safe to walk my dog sometimes.’

Ewelina’s boyfriend Jack Fitzjohn said the raid lasted for about five minutes before police led a man out in handcuffs.

‘I could hear the police shouting and telling someone to out their hands behind their back,’ added the 19-year-old.