Man released without charge after Titchfield drama

Police say no action will be taken against a man at the centre of a house drama in Titchfield.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 10:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 1:34 pm
Police in Bellfield, Titchfield, tonight Picture: Jason Kay / UKNIP

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.

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The scene in Titchfield this evening Picture: Jason Kay

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.

‘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.’

The scene in Titchfield this evening Picture: Jason Kay