Community left 'shocked and unsettled' following armed police response in Quiet Village
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Community left 'shocked and unsettled' following armed police response in Bovington
CONCERNS have been raised after a village saw a huge emergency service response including armed police.
Police and ambulance crews were called to Cologne Road in Bovington on Monday evening after reports that a man had been 'found with injuries'. He was later taken to Dorset County Hospital.
One resident who wanted to remain anonymous said there was an air ambulance, three police cars and a police van, two unmarked cars, four ambulances as well as armed officers in the community which is next to the military base.
Dorset Police said officers are now checking CCTV within the area and visiting homes along the street as part of their inquiries.
Trees for Dorset chair Rachel Palmer, who lives in Cologne Road, gave her reaction to the incident she described as 'shocking'.
She said: "It's a fabulous, quiet road that I've lived on for 40 years.
"It was a shock to hear so many police sirens on our road and very unusual to see it unfold."
West Purbeck councillor for Dorset Council Laura Miller said the major emergency services response to the area has left the community 'unsettled'.
She said: "It seems the reaction from the community is one that has left them unsettled.
"I've spoken to police although they have said an investigation is ongoing, the community is in need of reassurance.