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Man still in custody after incident involving an axe

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

  • 19/05/14 Pics of broken doors Doors that were damaged following an attack by a neighbour on Heath Rd in Stapenhill

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POLICE have confirmed that a man is still being questioned following an incident which saw two doors destroyed with an axe at a house in Burton.

The 55-year-old, from the town, was arrested in dramatic fashion by armed police in Heath Road, Stapenhill, at around 6pm on Sunday.

Nobody was injured during the incident and officers from Staffordshire Police are urging any witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman for the force said: “A man was arrested by armed police officers in Heath Road, Stapenhill, after police were called to reports of a distressed man with a large axe causing damage to an address at around 6.10pm.

“Armed officers quickly disarmed and arrested the man and police are now investigating the incident.

“There are no reports of any injuries to members of the public and the officers quickly and safely took control of the situation resulting in neither the male arrested or the officers sustaining any injury.

“When dealing with incidents of this nature the safety of the public, our officers and those involved is paramount and officers regularly train to allow them to deal with such incidents as safely as possible.

“Anyone with any information or concerns about this incident is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 573 of 18 May.”

Sue Rose, landlord of the property, got in touch with the Mail to discuss what happened.

She said: “I am pleased to say that nobody was injured and the tenant is doing fine. In the end, two double glazed doors have been very badly damaged as a result of what happened.

“I was called by someone who lives in the street to tell me what happened and decided I had to go up and make sure all involved were all right.

“The damage is going to very costly, but the main thing is that nobody was injured and everyone involved is now fine.”

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