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Police cordon off petrol station after man threatens to harm himself

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Police sealed off the Shell petrol garage on Woodbridge Road in Guildford early this morning following concerns that a man was threatening to harm himself.

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Officers were called to the petrol station around 5.15am this morning.

Police negotiators, as well as ambulance and fire crews, were also in attendance.

The man was detained under the Mental Health Act.

The road, which was closed in both directions, has since been re-opened.

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


Man charged over string of sexual offences against young women

A man has ben remanded into custody after being charged with a string of sexual offences against young women in Guildford.

The charges relate to a number of incidents in and around the Stoughton, Woodbridge Road and Woodbridge Meadows area of Guildford over a two year period.

Commonly the incidents are alleged to have occurred in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning.

Kemil Dungyov, a 26-year-old man from Guildford, appeared in court earlier this week where he pleaded not guilty to 1 charge of attempted rape, 8 charges of exposure, and 4 charges of sexual assaults.

Dungyov has been remanded in custody, and will next appear at Kingston Crown Court on 8th May.

Pensioner, 70s, dies in Guildford house fire

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A man in his seventies has died in a house fire in Guildford.

The fire spread through the roof at the bungalow on Belmont Avenue in the Stoughton area of the city at about 6am on Saturday 25th February.

Six fire crews had to be deployed to fight the flames - it took a number of hours to put the fire out.

Surrey Police said the pensioner was found inside the building. His next-of-kin have been informed.


Man's body found in Guildford town centre

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A man's body has been discovered by Surrey Police in Guildford town centre this morning.

The man was found in Eastgate Gardens around 9:30am.

The York Road car park is closed while officers investigate the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police previously announced it was the body of a woman, they have since issued a statement announcing it is in fact a man.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference P17028751.

TRAVEL - ROADS: SURREY Accidents A3 northbound to London

There have been two accidents on the A3. One lane is blocked and there is very slow traffic due on A3 Northbound between A31 Farnham Road (Hogs Back) and Egerton Road (Cathedral Turn).

There is congestion to the A283 / B3001 Elstead Road. Initially there was just one minor accident that had blocked a lane prior to the Cathedral Turn, but a little further behind it, two other couple of vehicles also collided.

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