Armed police seen in Withywood in stand-off with wanted man

This was the moment a residential street was taken over by armed police amid a stand-off with a man inside a house.

Armed officers and police dog handlers were deployed to a residential address in South Bristol to back up local officers who were enacting a warrant for the arrest of a wanted man.

People living nearby in Sherrin Way, Withywood, were told to stay back, and drivers passing along the road – the main route around the estate – were held up as police blocked the road.

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One eye witness, Jamie Williams, was stopped by police and watched as dog handlers and then armed police began a stand-off with a man in a nearby house.

He told Bristol Live he came across the scene just after 11am on Thursday morning, September 8, and watched as the stand-off continued and a police negotiator was brought in.

The stand-off continued until the man, who has not been named, was detained by police.

A police operation in Sherrin Way, Withywood on September 8
A police operation in Sherrin Way, Withywood on September 8
(Image: Jamie Williams)

Avon and Somerset police gave few details of the incident, which brought part of Withywood to a standstill and saw a large police presence in the area.

A spokesperson would only say that police were in Withywood on Thursday morning to execute a warrant for the arrest of a wanted man.

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