Police reveal why Armed Police and a helicopter were at an address in Dover

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Armed officers from Kent  police and  a dog unit  have been scrambled to an address in Dover this evening.

Pic Michael Hamilton

Armed police are currently outside a property near the railway bridge. Two marked units and a unmarked BMW X5 have thrown the street into lockdown.

An armed officer has been seen  with  torch  that has been shone at the window of number 36 in the road.

A Police helicopter remains hovering above giving commanders an overview on the ongoing incident.


A neighbour captured officers lighting up the property with a torch.


A spokesperson for Kent Police said :Police officers were called at 6.53pm on 31 July 2020 after a woman reported being verbally threatened by a man, known to her, in Tower Hamlets Road, Dover. Officers, including firearms officers, attended to carry out a search of the area. The police helicopter also assisted. Enquiries to locate the man are ongoing.