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Armed officers detain man in Baughurst after major incident on Sunday

Hampshire police have now confirmed a man was arrested - but will face no further action - after an incident in Baughurst at the weekend.

Helicopters and armed officers were seen in the area on Sunday morning, as the incident unfolded.

Surrey Police has since told the Newbury Weekly News that a man is alleged to have stolen a vehicle from their jurisdiction.

The scene in Baughurst.
The scene in Baughurst.

The suspect - a 29-year-old from Bradford, West Yorkshire - is then said to have driven to Mortimer and the Tadley area, where he was detained by firearms officers.

Officers from Thames Valley Police (TVP), Surrey Police and Hampshire Constabulary were involved in the operation, and two forces are currently investigating the suspect.

Photos taken in Baughurst showed a car abandoned in O'Bee Gardens, and Hampshire Constabulary said at the time, that they were searching for the driver.

Multiple officers - including firearms units - were sighted around Pinks Lane.

It is understood that the suspect, having been released on bail for the TVP and Surrey matters, was arrested again on Monday, this time by Hampshire Constabulary.

A spokesperson for the force said: "On Monday 20 September, a 29-year-old man from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was arrested in relation to an incident in Baughurst on Sunday 19 September.

"He was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession of a knife, blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.

"The man was later released and will face no further action."

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