A POLICE cordon has been lifted at a property in Popley after residents questioned the presence of emergency services.

Officers and members of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service all attended an address in Tenzing Gardens after a 37-year-old man attended Basingstoke hospital.

The man went to hospital on Saturday, 12 May after complaining of feeling unwell after he intentionally ingested something and currently remains in hospital.

Due to concerns raised about what the man had ingested, officers executed a warrant at the address in Tenzing Gardens on Sunday, 13 May.

As a precaution, other emergency services attended the scene and those entering the address wore protective clothing.

Items were seized at the scene and sent for testing. Entry to the address was restricted while that testing took place, but there was no risk to the wider public.

After a consultation with Public Health England, Hampshire Constabulary were given the all clear to lift the cordon and it was confirmed there was no risk to anyone attending the address.

A police spokesperson said: “We would like to thank residents for their patience while we dealt with this incident.”

Police are still carrying out enquiries to determine what, if any, criminal offences took place.