Armed police make arrest in Broad Street

Police outside Tesco after the arrest was made

A NUMBER of police officers, some of them armed and masked, carried out an arrest of a man in Broad Street in Lyme Regis at 12.45pm yesterday (Thursday).

The 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threats to commit criminal damage. He was further arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a class A drug with intent to supply. He is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Jamie Halford, of Dorset Police, said: “I would like to reassure members of the public that this was an operation involving a specific individual and at no stage was there believed to be any threat posed to the wider public.”

The incident happened outside Tesco. The passenger window of the car which was driven by the man arrested was smashed.

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