Man released without charge after Titchfield drama

Police in Bellfield, Titchfield, tonight 
Picture: Jason Kay / UKNIP
Police in Bellfield, Titchfield, tonight Picture: Jason Kay / UKNIP
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Police say no action will be taken against a man at the centre of a house drama in Titchfield.

Armed police were called to the property in the village on Monday night.

Residents reported officers with guns apparently preparing to force their way into a house. A police negotiator was also called out.

Ambulance crews were put on standby for the incident. A man was eventually led from the house and taken away in a police van at about 11.20pm.

Hampshire Police said in a statement: ‘Police can confirm a 45-year-old man was arrested and released without charge following an incident at an address in Bellfield, Titchfield.

‘Officers responded after concerns for the safety of a man in a house on his own at around 7.45pm on Monday, April 25.

The scene in Titchfield

this evening Picture: Jason Kay

The scene in Titchfield this evening Picture: Jason Kay

‘Specialist officers spoke to the man who then came out.

‘Officers say this was an isolated and self contained incident which posed no risk to anyone else.’