Man arrested following hammer incident at The Willows

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A man has been arrested following an incident involving a hammer in the Willows area of Torquay earlier today, 17th April.

Police from across South Devon and the police helicopter were involved in the search.

The man was also a suspect for a stabbing in Torquay.

He was located in Newton Abbot.

A spokesperson person for Kingsbridge Police said on Facebook :

“Kingsbridge Police, along with other Officers from across the South Hams, Teignbridge, and Torbay this afternoon attended an area close to The Willows, Torquay to search for a male suspect who had just attacked someone with a hammer. He was believed to be in possession of knives and also a suspect for a stabbing last night in Torquay.

“The male was later located and arrested at an address in Newton Abbot and is now in Custody at Torquay Police Station,”

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