Armed police used battering rams to storm into residential property in Northampton

Police, equipped with semi-automatic firearms, surrounded a house in Upper Mounts this morning (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 12:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 12:24 pm
Armed police on scene in St Michael's Road. Picture and video credit: Kuba Maliszewski.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing armed officers using battering rams as they surrounded a property in St Michael's Road earlier today.

There were around 15 officers and four emergency vehicles, as well as an ambulance.

Road closures were also in place and the police helicopter circled above.

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Armed police on scene in St Michael's Road. Picture and video credit: Kuba Maliszewski.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We are currently executing a planned drugs warrant at an address in St Michael’s Road, Northampton.

"Officers are expected to be there for the next hour with the road closures to be lifted shortly afterwards. There is no risk of harm to members of the public.”

Police closed off the road. Picture by Paula Marriott
Police helicopter was also out above the scene