Residents in ‘shock’ as ‘unusual’ incident closes multistorey car park

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RESIDENTS have told of their shock after an incident closed a road and a multistorey car park in Fareham this morning.

Police and paramedics were called to Osborn Road just before 7am after concern was raised about a person’s welfare.

Officers put up a cordon around the nearby multistorey car park – while Fareham Borough Council (FBC) closed the road off between Osborn Road South and the High Street.

The authority confirmed the car park will remain closed all day.

Passing by the scene, residents said it was a ‘shock’ to see a police presence in the area.

Gareth Peters, 53, said: ‘Given the taping and this heightened response I would imagine somebody has come to grief.

The police cordon around the multi-storey car park in Osborn Road

The police cordon around the multi-storey car park in Osborn Road

‘It’s quite unusual for the car park to be closed – normally you never hear of any issues here.

‘But regardless of what may have happened, I hope everyone involved is okay.’

Jim Bain, 65, added: ‘This is a shock, it’s not the sort of thing you associate with Fareham.

‘I certainly wouldn’t want to hear of anybody getting hurt – but I can only assume there’s been an incident in the car park and the police have acted accordingly.

Police have been at the scene since about 7am this morning.

Police have been at the scene since about 7am this morning.

‘I hope it resolves itself in a positive way.’

While police have not disclosed specific details about the incident, a spokeswoman said earlier this morning: ‘We were called just before 7am regarding a concern for welfare in Osborn Road, Fareham.

‘We are currently at the scene along with colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service.’