Woman taken to hospital after armed police swarm Honiton street

PUBLISHED: 09:26 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:26 20 June 2019


Residents of a Honiton road awoke to armed police and dogs arrive at a property after growing concerns for the welfare of a woman inside.

A woman has been taken to hospital after concern for her welfare prompted armed police to swarm a Honiton street.

Shocked residents in Chestnut Way woke to the sight of heavily-armed police and dogs.

Paramedics and police negotiators also attended the incident at around 4am this morning (Thursday).

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The woman in question was initially taken into police custody at the scene and was subsequently handed over to the care of medical professionals.

"She has since been taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital."

Police enquiries are continuing into the matter.

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