ARMED police, fire engines and the dog unit were called to reports of a man "causing a disturbance" at a pub in Bournemouth town centre on Wednesday night.

Around six fire engines, six police cars and dog handlers could be seen at The George Tapps pub in Old Christchurch Road at around 11.30pm.

An eyewitness said fire engines could be seen as far up as Lansdowne and were blocking the road but there was no police cordon in place.

The ambulance service was called and took a male patient to hospital.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "Dorset Police was called at 10.37pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019 to a reports of a man causing a disturbance at the George Tapps pub in Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth.

"A multi-agency response was put in place with officers, including armed officers, attending who entered the premises before arresting the man."

A South Western Ambulance Service Trust spokesperson said: "We were called at 11.09pm to attend this location and our crews treated a male patient and conveyed him to hospital by land ambulance for further care."

A Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said that as Dorset Police was leading on the incident they were unable to provide any details.

Police presence remains in attendance at the pub today. Two South West Police Forensics Crime Scene Investigation vans were parked behind the premises.

The pub garden and smoking area is cordoned off and crime scene investigation officers could be seen conducting inquiries.