Woman taken to hospital after armed police swarm Honiton street
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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.
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"She has since been taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital."
Police enquiries are continuing into the matter.
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