'Armed officers' and squad cars pull up outside Northampton hospital

A large police presence has been spotted near to Northampton General Hospital this afternoon.

Four police squad cars have pulled up on Cheyne Walk alongside the hospital after arriving at around 3.20pm today (August 12).

Four squad cars have been spotted outside Northampton General Hospital.

Four squad cars have been spotted outside Northampton General Hospital.

Eyewitnesses say the officers at the scene are reportedly equipped with firearms and police dogs.

UPDATE: Northamptonshire Police have now released a statement saying a 54-year-old man was arrested during the armed response.