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Armed police activity in Ribbleton

Posted on - 9th October, 2018 - 12:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
Police vehicles on the scene in Brookfield
Police vehicles on the scene in Brookfield

Armed police were deployed in Ribbleton as a man threatened to harm himself.

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Pictures sent to Blog Preston show eight police vehicles in attendance at a house.

An eyewitness claimed police had guns drawn while at the property.

The incident was the junction of Croasdale Avenue with Heathfield Drive at Brookfield.

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Police have been in attendance since shortly before 9.30am on Tuesday (9 October).

A man was seen being led away from the property around 1pm.

A police cordon was set up in Brookfield
A police cordon was set up in Brookfield

A police spokesman said: “We were called around 9.40am today to reports of a concern for safety in Ribbleton.

“A man had threatened to harm himself at a property in Heathfield Drive.

“Officers attended and following negotiation the man left the property.

“He has been taken to hospital for treatment.”

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