An arrest following a police chase was made in Andover Town Centre this afternoon.

An eye witness told Andover & Villages, “A policeman ran into the High Street from the direction of Waterloo Court, there was a lot of shouting and then a police car and a police van raced into the High Street up into the part that is pedestrianised.

There were at least two other police on foot and then more came out of the vehicles, the man was grabbed and arrested and was shouting ‘Where is the f***ing phone then?’

He was put in the back of the police van and was taken away.”

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said, “At around 3.30pm today (Tuesday, February 14), officers from Test Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team arrested a man in High Street, Andover.

“The 35-year-old man from Andover was arrested in connection with a theft at the Maplins store, in Newbury Road, on Tuesday, January 31 and two incidents of public order in Andover town centre on Saturday, February 4. He is currently in police custody.”

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