Live updates as Ham Drive police siege enters second day

Officers remain at the scene of an incident in Pennycross – almost 24 hours after police were first called to the property.

Specialist negotiators were called to Ham Ham Drive after a man made threats to emergency service workers while armed with a power tool.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed at 8am on Sunday that officers were “seeking a safe resolution” and the incident remained “ongoing”.

Police were first called to the property at around 9.28am on Saturday, July 4, and shortly after, paramedics, firefighters, armed response units and police dogs were dispatched to the scene, near the Cherry Tree pub.

Unmarked police vehicles have also been at the scene.

The inner pedestrian cordon is at the coroner of Ham Drive and Stroud Park Road.

Residents have said they have been ordered to stay inside their homes as police deal with the incident.

In the last police statement, released around 4pm on Saturday, police said that no injuries had been reported.

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The statement reads: “Police were called at around 9.28am this morning, Saturday 4 July, to Ham Drive in Plymouth following reports of threats being made by an occupant with a power tool.

“Armed officers attended the address on Ham Drive where they currently remain in negotiations with the occupant. No other occupants are believed to be present. There have been no reports of injuries.

“A section of Ham Drive has been closed while negotiations are ongoing.”

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The road remains closed in both directions.

Inrix reports: “Ham Drive in both directions closed due to police incident between The Cherry Tree pub and Pennycross Park Road.

“The road has been closed since around 11:00am Saturday morning.”

We will bring you the latest updates in the live blog below.

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