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UPDATED: THREATS TO KILL ARREST AFTER POLICE IN RIOT GEAR STORM SHANKLIN FLAT


Police clad in riot gear and armed with shields have stormed a block of flats in Shanklin tonight (Monday).

1 male has been detained and is on his way to custody following the incident at an address on Atherley Road a short time ago.

Around a dozen officers took up position in a public car park behind the property sometime around 19:30. Some of the force then donned heavy personal protection equipment including body armour and helmets before moving in.

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The incident has been brought to a safe conclusion and teams are now standing down.

Neighbours say the detained male is known in the local community.

UPDATE TUESDAY – Police have confirmed that a 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and criminal damage.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“Officers made an arrest at an address in Atherley Road, Shanklin, following an incident shortly after 6pm last night (2 September).

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“It was reported that a person inside the address was threatened and damage was caused inside.

“A 41-year-old man from Shanklin was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and making threats to kill. He remains in custody at this time”.

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known in the local community – for all the wrong reasons probably, judging by the police time that was taken up by this clown.

Wayne
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Wayne

Not so tough now he’s in the back of the police van.

Jim Jones
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Jim Jones

Unfortunately I don’t know what has happened, I live next door, if it is the gentleman who I think it is. He has mental health issues and he needs help. It is not a waste of police resources, the mental health team need to help him. Hopefully he’ll now get it.

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he needs locking up, that is what needs to happen – there are far more deserving cases of people with mental health issues, that should be prioritised over this idiot. They have finite resources and only so many people are willing to devote their time to being in a mental health team. This idiot should be near the bottom of the list.

people like this should remember that no other human being is under any obligation to assist anyone under any circumstances.
No one has the given right to be assisted by another human being. If no one is willing to work for support teams of their own free will, then no one gets any help.

Kovo
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Kovo

Looks like you have very little understanding of mental health. Protect the community first protect the individual then get him help. We’ll done the police. Experience mental health before criticing others.

Karen
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Karen

Do you know this mans story? What makes you think he does not deserve mental health treatment and should be just locked up. Something has obviously happened to make him act like this. This man needs compassion not judgemental attitudes.

James
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James

Very unhelpful , do you know the man, or what happen

Karen
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Karen

This man definitely needs some mental health intervention. I do not know what has happened in his life but last year he was a polite smart man and to see him now is shocking he looks emasculated and is certainly not of sound mind. I really hope he gets the help he so desperately needs.

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