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Man charged after police incident involving meat cleaver

A man's been charged with assaulting an emergency service worker in Dartmouth on Saturday.

Officers were called to an incident in Jubilee Close, along with trained negotiators,

People were unable to access their homes while the incident took place.

The man is also charged with criminal damage, affray, and a weapons offence.

A spokesperson for Kingsbridge Police said: "On police arrival, officers were informed that he was in possession of a meat cleaver. 

"Negotiations with the male failed when he left the flat and threatened officers with the weapon. 

"The area was contained and additional support was requested from armed officers and public order trained officers. 

"An ambulance also attended from Brixham Station as did the SWAST Hazardous Area response Team.

"Negotiators attended to speak to the man to get him to leave the address peacefully so he could be treated for his injuries. 

"After a brief stand-off, he was arrested by public order trained officers and taken to Torbay Hospital before being transferred to Torquay Police Station.

"This evening he was charged with criminal damage, affray, possession of a bladed article in a public place, and assault of an emergency services worker.

"He was remanded in police custody to appear at Magistrates Court.

"Our thanks to the other residents who were prevented access to their homes whilst the incident was ongoing."

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