UPDATE: Police still questioning man after Farlington siege

POLICE are still questioning a man on suspicion of carrying an imitation firearm after a siege in Farlington over the weekend.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 11:03 am
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 12:11 pm

The 45-year-old suspect from Portsmouth was arrested early yesterday morning.

It came after armed officers were called to Broad Gardens, near Havant Road, on Saturday evening.

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The small industrial estate behind Pearl of the Orient was blocked off by police cars.

The area was sealed-off by uniformed officers from 7pm.

At the time, a spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Police were attended Broad Gardens, Farlington, during the evening of Saturday, September 3, in connection with a report of concerns for the welfare of a man.

‘Officers were called to the address just before 7pm.’

She said the incident involved an imitation firearm.

The suspect was arrested by police just after 12.30am yesterday morning.

A spokesman for the police force today confirmed he is still in custody.