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