WATCH: Riot police storm Portsmouth house

Riot police today stormed a house after taping off a road in Portsmouth due to concerns for a man's welfare.

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 2:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th January 2017, 2:17 pm
Police tape and van at Jervis Road in Stamshaw (picture via Thomas Wheeldon) PPP-170119-124745001

Three police vans are in Widley Road, Stamshaw, with officers dressed in full riot gear taping off the road to residents.

What appeared to be a burning piece of clothing was hurled from a first-floor window and shortly afterwards a bottle crashed down onto the road in front of officers.

As a police officer shouted to a man in the property ‘Put the knife down!’ several policemen in riot gear smashed through the front door and went into the building.

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Police tape and van at Jervis Road in Stamshaw (picture via Thomas Wheeldon) PPP-170119-124745001

A man was later led from the building and placed into a police van.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: ‘Police were called at 11.19am to reports of a concern for welfare of a man at an address in Widley Road, Portsmouth.

‘Officers are currently at the scene and a cordon is in place to allow officers to deal with the incident safely.’

Police tape and van at Jervis Road in Stamshaw (picture via Thomas Wheeldon) PPP-170119-124745001