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).

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

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

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

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.

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 closed off the road. Picture by Paula Marriott

Police helicopter was also out above the scene

Police helicopter was also out above the scene