Man arrested on suspicion of possessing a small axe and knife in Swanmore

POLICE swarmed a quiet residential street amid reports of a ‘disturbance’ involving a man allegedly armed with a small axe and knife.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 1:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 7:09 pm

The drama unfolded shortly after 11am today, in Brook Close, Swanmore.

Police cars flooded the street following the emergency call, with at least two marked cars, a police van and an unmarked police vehicle in attendance.

One witness described the incident. The mother-of-two, who The News is not naming, said: ‘The dog started barking at the kitchen window and I noticed there was a police car parked outside the front of my house.

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Police made an arrest in Brook Close, Swanmore on Thursday, June 3.

‘Then I saw the guy in handcuffs being walked towards the corner of the road.’

Police have confirmed that one male was detained.

A spokesman from Hampshire police told The News: ‘We were called at 11.10am today (3 June) to Brook Close in Swanmore following reports of a disturbance at a property there.

‘A 20-year-old from Winchester has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and has been taken into custody.’

Police made an arrest in Brook Close, Swanmore on Thursday, June 3.

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Police made an arrest in Brook Close, Swanmore on Thursday, June 3.