Man arrested after assaulting police officer during stand-off near Leigh Park

A MAN has been arrested for assaulting a police officer following a stand-off at a home in West Leigh.

By Tom Cotterill
Saturday, 27th November 2021, 2:02 pm
Officers were called to an address in Woodhay Walk at 5.03pm following reports of a disturbance.

Officers were called to an address in Woodhay Walk at 5.03pm following reports of a disturbance.

However, when officers arrived, they were confronted by a man in the property allegedly acting aggressively, according to witnesses.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Police attended and engaged with a man at the address, and officers were assaulted during this incident.

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‘A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of assault police and remains in custody at this time.’

It’s understood officers remained at the scene for 'several hours’.

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