Armed police officers dispatched to incident at County Road property

Armed police officers, alongside dog handlers, were dispatched to a property in County Road yesterday evening.

The officers arrived at the property at around 8pm, last night, 8 December, after receiving reports of a person with a weapon attempting to break in.

A police dog van parked in the County Ground car park after the incident
A police dog van parked in the County Ground car park after the incident

An eyewitness, who wanted to remain anonymous, saidĀ that were around a dozen police officers armed with guns and five police vansĀ in attendance.

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A police spokesperson said: “Police received a call at 7.47 pm on 8 December, 2015, to reports of an attempted break-in at a property in County Road, Swindon. There was a concern that a weapon may have been involved.

“Officers responded and carried out a full search of the area, however nothing suspicious was discovered and no further action is needed from police.”