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Man arrested and firearm recovered after siege

A man has been arrested and a firearm recovered at a property after a siege in Cranleigh near Guildford overnight.

Armed officers and dog handlers were called to a property in Elmbridge Road just before midday yesterday after concerns for a man's safety.

At around 5:30am this morning the man came to the door and was detained under the Mental Health Act.

He was then arrested after making threats to an officer.

Five properties were evacuated during the incident.

Police have said the incident is not terror-related.

Clearly this incident has had a significant impact on the local community. We apologise for the disruption caused and are grateful to the people of Cranleigh for their understanding and patience while we resolved this situation."

"Local neighbourhood officers will be visiting the area this morning to provide reassurance to the local community."

– Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman, Surrey Police


80 year old grandmother killed in crash on High Street in Surrey

An 80 year old grandmother has been killed on Cranleigh High Street after car hit a kerb and mounted the pavement outside the Arts Centre. The High Street was closed while the air ambulance landed. The pedestrian died at the scene. Two elderly people in the car were also injured and were flown to St George's Hospital in Tooting. Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses or anyone who saw the grey Honda Civic prior to the crash.

Thieves steal more than 100 fur clothing in raid

Fur jackets were among the stolen items Credit: Surrey Police

Thieves have stolen more than one hundred items of fur clothing in a smash and grab raid from a specialist retail unit in Cranleigh, Surrey, this week. It happened between 5.45pm and 10.30pm at Soho Furriers at Smithbrook Kilns on Horsham Road.

The clothing, including gilets, jackets, snoods, and hats were all made of, or trimmed with, fur and were grabbed from hanging rails. Detective Constable James Hilton said: 'This was an audacious burglary in which distinctive items have been stripped from the shop.'

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45130005360. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.