Ten people arrested after gunshots reported on Portsdown Hill

Police officers remove a shotgun from an address in Fairfield Avenue in Fareham after reports of a gun being fired on Portsdown Hill 'Picture: Jason Kay
Police officers remove a shotgun from an address in Fairfield Avenue in Fareham after reports of a gun being fired on Portsdown Hill 'Picture: Jason Kay

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TEN people have been arrested in connection with a serious public order incident at Portsdown Hill.

Armed police were sent to the scene and the helicopter was launched after reports that a shotgun had been fired.

Police swooped on a house in Fairfield Avenue, Fareham, later that evening, where a shotgun was seized.

Police confirmed this morning that they have now arrested 10 people in connection with the incident, which took place on Sunday at around 5.20pm.

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of affray and released on police bail until July 9.

* A 19-year-old man from Gosport

* A 19-year-old woman from Gosport

* A 22-year-old man from Fareham

* A 19-year-old man from Fareham

* A 24-year-old man from Fareham

A 26-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a firearm and is in police custody.

A 24-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and is in police custody.

A 24-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of affray and is in police custody.

Two people were released without charge.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Fratton CID quoting Operation Heka, by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.