Young man found in Leigh Park garden after armed police respond to concerns for 18-year-old’s welfare

ARMED officers spotted in a Leigh Park road earlier this week were responding to concerned calls about the welfare of a young man, police have said.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 10:29 am

Hampshire Constabulary were called out on Monday to an address on Botley Drive.

Although the building was searched, police found that the 18-year-old man had left the property.

He was found in the garden of another address in Purbrook Way that evening.

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Police in Botley Drive, Leigh Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Armed police officers had been seen in Botley Drive, which was blocked off by several police vehicles parked at the entrance to the road from Purbrook Way.

In a statement, police said: ‘We were called at 1.38pm on June 21 to an address in Botley Drive, Havant, following concern for the welfare of an 18-year-old man.

‘When officers searched the property it became clear that the man had left and efforts were made to locate him.

Police in Botley Drive, Leigh Park. Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘At 8.30pm on June 21, the man was found in the garden of an address in Purbrook Way, Havant.’

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