Armed police swarmed on a house in Oakridge this afternoon, leaving residents concerned.

A number of units descended on the property in Westray Close at around 2pm.

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for comment but has not yet responded.

At the scene this evening, forensic officers were carrying out their investigations with back-up units speaking to residents.

A woman who lives nearby described hearing screams just after 2pm.

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Kasia Grzywacz told The Gazette: "We heard someone screaming and once we got out [of our house], we saw the police shouting at people in the house. They closed the road off.

She added: “The police officers had guns and dogs around. Then nothing happened, I think they got in through the garden."

Kasia said such incidents made her concerned, saying it happens on a regular basis. “The police officers mostly come into this area,” she said, gesturing around the cul-de-sac.

“I even sent an email to the council but without the case reference, they can’t help. I have got two children and when you get police with guns at someone’s house .. It’s strange you know, very strange.”

Another resident who lives around the corner said that she had popped out when the incident happened, but when she got back at about 2pm to find the road had been closed.

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She said: “We have trouble nearly every night. Drugs, people coming and going, they are quite bold and brazen about it, they don't care who sees them. You get quite a lot of police down here and it is not fair because I am a single mum. For them to see police raiding house, people with guns and knives is not nice."

She added that she understood the window of the property, pictured above, was damaged about two or three weeks ago.

"There is no thought for any of us residents,” she said. “There are two houses opposite here that are elderly. It is not fair and it is not nice, it happens regularly. I worry because this is not the sort of place I want my children to grow up, thinking the police are all bad. All they see is them knocking down doors.”