Armed police attend three-car crash near the Red Lion pub in Stubbington

ARMED police are reportedly in attendance at a crash near a pub in Stubbington.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 5:52 pm
Updated Friday, 27th September 2019, 6:16 pm
The Red Lion pub, in Stubbington, close to where the crash is reported to have happened. Photo: Google.

The collision took place shortly before 3pm in Gosport Road, near the Red Lion pub.

Three vehicles – two of which were parked at the time – were involved in the incident, police said.

Witnesses claimed to have seen armed police in attendance. However, a spokeswoman for Hampshire police said the officers were scrambled as they were among the nearest units to the crash scene.

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Chris Arnold, 41, of Stubbington was walking back from the library and witnessed the aftermath of the crash.

He said a police van and police four-by-four were at the scene and added: ‘It’s the first time I have seen a policeman carrying a real gun. I’m not used to that. It was quite a shock.’

A spokeswoman for Hampshire police added there were ‘no reports of any injuries at this stage’.