Armed officers seen outside house in Leigh Park as nearby road entrance blocked by police vehicles

ARMED police officers have been spotted outside a house in Leigh Park following ‘concern’ for the welfare of a man.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 3:28 pm
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 4:19 pm

Botley Drive was blocked off by several police vehicles parked at the entrance to the road from Purbrook Way earlier today.

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘We were called at 1.38pm today to an address in Botley Drive, Havant following concern for the welfare of a man.

‘The road was closed by police while they conducted enquiries at the address.

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Police in Botley Drive, Leigh Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Police in Botley Drive, Leigh Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘The incident is ongoing.’

An eyewitness said: ‘We saw police cars blocking the entrance to Botley Drive from Purbrook Way, right next to the roundabout.

‘There were three or four police cars blocking the road and a police van parked nearby.

‘There were at least two armed policemen looking up towards a house on the south east side of the road, towards Waterlooville way. They were holding guns of some sort.

‘A number of other policemen were keeping the public out. There was just a small crowd of people nearby, taking pictures.

‘It looked like something was still in progress.’

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