Armed police operation in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 12:01 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 08 March 2018

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Picture: Peter Johnson

An armed police operation took place in Exmouth early this morning (Thursday, March 1).

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

It followed reports of a serious assault having taken place between two men at a property on Exmouth’s Beacon Hill, near Manor Gardens.

The ambulance service contacted the police.

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

“Firearms were authorised and armed police attended the location, along with support from a dog unit to both enable the police to secure the scene, and to locate the suspect, who was taken into police custody without further incident,” said a police spokesperson.

“A 29-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and remains in police custody.

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

“A 39-year-old local man was treated at the scene for facial injuries. He refused hospital treatment.”

Police enquiries continue into this matter.

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

Armed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter JohnsonArmed police and emergency services on the scene near the roundabout at Manor Gardens, Exmouth. Picture: Peter Johnson

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