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Witness appeal made following public order incident in Andover

We are appealing for information following a public order incident in the Cricketers Way area of Andover.

The incident took place around 8.30pm on Sunday 31 March. It was reported that a man with weapons was seen running along a footpath that leads towards Cricketers Way from Cowdrey Square.

We have had no reports of injuries in connection with this incident.

Officers attended and an imitation firearm and a machete were seized.

A 21-year-old man from Basingstoke was arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm.

He was later released from custody on conditional police bail until Sunday 30 June, pending further enquiries.

An investigation into this incident is ongoing.

We would like anyone with information about what happened to contact us by calling 101, quoting the crime reference number 44240136234, or by using our website - https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.


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