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Police helicopter circles Ashford as officers arrest man in connection with Hastingleigh disturbance

A police helicopter circled Ashford town centre this afternoon as officers made an arrest on the ground.

Police were originally alerted to a disturbance in the village of Hastingleigh at about 3.30pm before shifting their focus seven miles away to the town.

The helicopter circled Ashford for some time
The helicopter circled Ashford for some time

A helicopter was hovering above Ashford at about 4.30pm.

Officers arrested a man and he remains in custody.

A force spokesman confirmed police were originally called out "to a report of a disturbance at a property in Hastingleigh".

"Officers attended the scene and, following inquiries, a man was arrested in Ashford town centre in connection with the incident," they said.

"He has been taken into custody and an investigation is underway."

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