Armed siege in Basildon

First published in News

ARMED cops forced their way into a Basildon home after threats were made to police.

Officers were called to a house in Gordon Road following a neighbour dispute at about 9.30pm on Friday.

A man in the house then threatened police officers with violence.

Police forced their way in shortly after 2am today and arrested a 52-year-old man.

He was taken to Basildon Hospital suffering from a pre-existing medical condition.

He was later discharged and taken to Basildon Police station for questioning.

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1:03am Sun 29 Apr 12

SometimesCynical says...

Something about the phrase 'armed cops' grates on me. Bit American.
Something about the phrase 'armed cops' grates on me. Bit American. SometimesCynical
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12:58pm Mon 30 Apr 12

ccd says...

Pretty much all the stories on the Echo web site read like tabloid hackery and usually with as many Americanisms as possible,
Pretty much all the stories on the Echo web site read like tabloid hackery and usually with as many Americanisms as possible, ccd
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10:03am Tue 1 May 12

muffindamule says...

I blame it on the computer games and videos young reporters are brought up on these days.
In my day, if you could find time after helping Mum to do the washing up, you would sit down with the rest of the family after sunday lunch and have a game of scrabble, monopoly or snakes & ladders. The police were armed with nothing more than a whistle and a wooden truncheon but the papers still managed to publish a good story !
I blame it on the computer games and videos young reporters are brought up on these days. In my day, if you could find time after helping Mum to do the washing up, you would sit down with the rest of the family after sunday lunch and have a game of scrabble, monopoly or snakes & ladders. The police were armed with nothing more than a whistle and a wooden truncheon but the papers still managed to publish a good story ! muffindamule
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