Man arrested following major Police Operation

A 26-year-old man has been arrested following a major police operation.

A major police hunt began on Friday in Bishop’s Waltham after a woman reported seeing a man with a firearm and the police operation later moved to Swanmore.

A police spokesperson said: “Searches were ongoing throughout yesterday to locate the man, and later that evening we were called to a burglary at an address on Dodds Lane in Swanmore.

“Enquiries identified the suspect to be the same person. A 26-year-old man from Swanmore was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.

“He remains in custody at this time, and will be interviewed in relation to the firearms offences also.”

Anyone with information on this incident should call Hampshire Constabulary by calling 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.