Man in hospital after 25-hour stand-off with police in Plymouth

Several emergency service units were called to the incident at Ham Drive in Plymouth Credit: Plymouth Live

A man is in hospital after police stormed a property in Plymouth following a stand-off that lasted more than 25 hours.

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man from Plymouth on suspicion of affray and other offences.

The stand-off began at around 9.30 am yesterday, Saturday 4th July, after a man had made threats to emergency service workers while armed with a power tool.

Multiple units had to work together for hours in order to detain the man. Credit: Plymouth Live

A variety of police units, including armed officers and special negotiators flooded Ham Drive once they were made aware of the incident.

Paramedics, firefighters, and other units were also sent to the scene, and the road was closed in both directions for the duration of the incident.

But due to concerns for the welfare of the man, "officers breached the property" this morning, at around 10.30am, and safely conducted an arrest.

Emergency services gather around the detained man Credit: Plymouth Live

The man has now been taken to Derriford Hospital for a welfare check.

No other occupants were present in the property and there were no reports of injuries.

Officers have thanked the public for their patience after the road was closed in both directions for the duration of the incident and residents were ordered to stay inside.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at around 9.28am on Saturday 4 July following reports of a person making threats with a power tool at a property on Ham Drive in Plymouth.

"Local officers and armed officers attended the scene, along with ambulance services and fire services.

"Specialist police negotiators were also drawn in to speak with the occupant to try to bring the incident to a safe end.

"No other occupants were present in the property and there were no reports of injuries.

"A 33-year-old man from Plymouth has been arrested on suspicion of affray and other offences. He has been taken to Derriford Hospital for a welfare check."