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armedraidnelsonstreet2UPDATED: Armed Police officers have this evening (Wednesday) raided a flat in Ryde.

Two Armed Response Vehicles (ARVs), a dog unit, two vans and two other Police cars silently responded to Nelson Street in the town at around 21:20 before descending on a first floor flat.

A battering ram, which is used to force entry to a property, was seen to have been used by officers.

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armedraidnelsonstreet4At least one person has been arrested and taken into custody tonight, as Police carry out a search of the flat. Notably, windows in all of the property’s rooms have been opened wide.

An eye witnesses has told Island Echo how a similar raid was carried out on the same property around 4 weeks ago.

UPDATE THURSDAY: A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has this morning confirmed that a man, aged in his 50s, has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin.

A female, aged in her 20s, was also arrested at the address in Nelson Street last night on suspicion of possessing heroin.



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