Police called after a man refused to leave a Gosport fort’s moat

Officers were called to Fort Brockhurst, in Gosport, after a man went into the moat
Officers were called to Fort Brockhurst, in Gosport, after a man went into the moat

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A man has been pulled out of a moat by police.

Officers were called to Fort Brockhurst at around 10.10am after the man went into the water.

Access to the fort was closed off from School Road and Gunners Way. The man is now out of the water.

Inspector Russ Kavulok, of Hampshire Police, said: ‘We’ve been dealing with a 31-year-old man who had got into some difficulty in the water and we assisted him to get out.

‘He was in of his own will.

‘We’ve got the fire and ambulance service who assisted us. The man is being treated by the ambulance service. Our main priority is the safety of this chap.’

Two police officers dressed in water protective clothing went into the moat and helped the man out at around 11.50am.

Seven police officers were at the scene.

Road closures were lifted shortly after 12.20pm.