Heavy police presence in Newport on Saturday explained

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A large police presence in Newport on Saturday (November 3) has been explained as an incident of a man lying in the road. 

The man in his 50s was lying in St James Street with reports of him being assaulted.

An ambulance was called to the scene but the man had no “significant injury”.

A 21-year-old man from Newport was arrested at the scene but was released without charge.

November 3 police incident in Newport.

Police explained why so many vehicles were sent to the scene.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We respond based on the circumstances and information provided to us in the first instance.

“Deployment decisions are made based on a threat, risk and harm assessment which is conducted in accordance with the situation presented to police at that given time.

“We received a report of an assault so units were deployed based on the information we were given, to conduct enquiries in the area and to also facilitate an arrest.

“A man was lying in the road and reported he had been assaulted. An ambulance attended as a precaution but the victim, who is in his 50s, had no significant injury.

“A 21-year-old man from Newport was arrested at the scene but was released with no further action.”

November 3, ambulance on scene for man lying in road incident.

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