A MAN has been arrested after allegedly escaping 'lawful custody' in Basingstoke.

As previously reported Liam Darvill, 27, reportedly ran off after officers executed a drugs warrant at an address in Beaconsfield Road on Tuesday, October 31.

Residents were asked not to approach him and to contact police on 999.

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Hampshire Constabulary have now confirmed that a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of escaping from lawful custody.

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