Exclusive: Armed police swarm house in Shirley Southampton

Hampshire Police have deployed specialist armed officers to a house in Shirley,Southampton just after 8pm this evening.(Monday Janauary 2).

Armed officers and a dog handler could be seen swarming a property on the junction of Paynes Road and Shirley Road near to Vere Accounting and business insight. A number of other armed officers could also be seen coming out of Cawte Road with a dog handler in toe.

A number of officers armed with Tasers could also be seen going into the property via a side gate.
A specialist FSU van was sent to the incident.
Officers at the scene refuse to disclose why they had been called. A number of items including a. weapon wrapped in a white cloth was taken away from the address in a brown papers bag.
It is unclear if anyone has been arrested or if the weapon has been used.

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