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Police and helicopter search for "wanted man" in Bournemouth town centre
Updated 3:04pm Tuesday 28th January 2014 in News
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- Police are dealing with an ongoing incident near Bournemouth Pier.
- The police helicopter is up and officers and unmarked cars have been seen near in the Gardens near the Pier.
- A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the helicopter was assisting with an "arrest enquiry."
- Police have also been seen in the Upper Hinton Road area.
- Dorset Police communications team said they have no information about what the incident is.
We're signing off as we're waiting for updates from Dorset Police but as soon as we know more we'll have a story online.
Our first experience at photographing an incident in Bournemouth at @Up_To_Speed, exciting! @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/3btmzqhf4T— @casakouba 28 January 2014
Our first chance at responding to breaking news @Up_To_Speed in Bournemouth town centre @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/sXmPtCB2so— @bex242 28 January 2014
13:35 Assisting colleagues @dorsetpolice in Bournemouth town centre searching for wanted person. Area cleared.— @NPAS_Winfrith 28 January 2014
Terry Burton, Westover Gallery heard the helicopter and saw numerous police cars. He said: 'I can't believe someone would climb on the roof'— @JennyAwford 28 January 2014
Resident Sam Norton said: 'Police have been circling the area for a long time. It's terrifying that they're searching for a wanted man'— @JennyAwford 28 January 2014
Just the one car left now outside the Pavilion. We have heard speculation that a man was arrested near the Odeon. http://t.co/kDTgTz1Ua8— @Will_Frampton 28 January 2014
The Odeon manager said they didn't know what was going on, and that police haven't entered the building.— @Will_Frampton 28 January 2014
Topless man handcuffed on the roof in #bournemouth lots of #police exciting!— @OldSklDavo 28 January 2014
The police helicopter is no longer present but police are still searching.
Our reporter Jenny says they are searching the outside of properties and cars behind the Odeon cinema on Westover Road.
Two more police officers have confirmed to our reporters that they are looking for a wanted man.
Officers are also monitoring the alleyways. The helicopter has moved off but is still audible. http://t.co/uDREP9l1t7— @Will_Frampton 28 January 2014
Police in Westover Road by the gardens and the Pavilion, and also in Hinton Road. Watching the block between them. http://t.co/qPL6WHd9ep— @Will_Frampton 28 January 2014
A Dorset police spokesman said: "Officers have identified a man wanted for a court-related offence and they are trying to find him".
Police helicopter hovering over the Odeon following reports there is a man on the roof @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/Zta7VAz8iw— @JennyAwford 28 January 2014
There's a lot of activity around Bournemouth Odeon in Westover Road, apparently the police are searching for a wanted man.— @Will_Frampton 28 January 2014
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We're hearing from our reporter Will who is on the scene that police keep looking at the roof of the Odeon cinema.
He's been told that they are searching for someone who is wanted.
An eyewitness said the activity seems to be centered around Westover Road and the Pavilion.
Police have been seen outside the entrance of the Pavilion and there is some suggestion that someone has been seen up on the roof of the building.
@Bournemouthecho @meljames1001 Police cars passed our work on the Bath Road and helicopter above!!!— @louloujamie 28 January 2014
What's going on in #Bournemouth gardens near the pier? #police and #unmarked cars shooting about everywhere? Helicopter out @Bournemouthecho— @meljames1001 28 January 2014
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the helicopter was assisting with an "arrest enquiry."
Police have also been seen in the Upper Hinton Road area.
Dorset Police communications team said they have no information about what the incident is.
Police are dealing with an ongoing incident near Bournemouth Pier.
The police helicopter is up and officers and unmarked cars have been seen near in the Gardens near the Pier.
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