‘Threats to kill’ arrest as armed police swoop
Two men have been arrested after armed police descended on a Stoke-on-Trent street. Firearms officers were sent to Leek New Road in Sneyd Green at around 4pm this afternoon (September 21). Eye-witnesses reported seeing around 12 officers carrying guns before heading inside a terrace house close to the junction with Ellis Street.
More crime news here The dog unit also attended and a recovery truck was seen pulling into an alleyway behind the homes. Now Staffordshire Police have confirmed that two men were detained following the incident.
A 25-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, is being questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill. And a 42-year-old, also from Stoke-on-Trent, is being held on suspicion of assisting an offender. A spokesman said: “The men were arrested by firearms officers on Leek New Road this afternoon.
“Both remain in custody.” A police van remained at the scene as of 5.30pm. Not signed up to the newsletter?
“A recovery truck also pulled up and went into an alleyway behind the houses.” Another added: “I drove past and police had blocked off one lane and there were armed police everywhere. “There were easily 10-plus officers and some went onto Sneyd Hill too.
It just looked odd and a lot going on.”
And a third told StokeonTrentLive: “There were around 12 armed police and the dogs too.”
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