Armed police arrest knife-wielding man in Weymouth

Armed police officers

Dorset Police confirmed that residents woke to a police presence, including firearms officers, at Shirecroft Road, Weymouth at 9:39am this morning.

Police were called after reports of a disturbance, where a 37-year-old man was in possession of multiple knives inside of a house.

The male was arrested on suspicion of affray.

The area is well known to police, who last year arrested a male on Shirecroft Road, who was trying to break into houses on neighbouring streets. Further back, in 2013, officers were called to Shirecroft Road when a car mounted the pavement and went through a hedge.

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