Armed police carry out operation in Portsmouth

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A LARGE police presence caused concern when it was seen gathering in an industrial estate before rushing to an incident.

Armed police were spotted gathering outside builders’ merchant Gibbs & Dandy in Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, by staff and customers at the Hyundai car showroom opposite just after 6pm yesterday. The units then headed towards Eastern Road.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said there was no need for residents to be alarmed.

‘The units were called in response to a phone call,’ he said. ‘No-one was arrested and we are not looking for anybody.’