Men arrested on suspicion of threats to kill after Dagenham police stand-off

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill after a clamping dispute escalated and a man barricaded himself inside a van.

Police were initially called to Whalebone Lane South today at about 10.20am to reports of criminal damage.

A police spokesperson said that three negotiators were attempting to persuade an armed man, who had had a dispute with a bailiff, to leave the vehicle.

The incident closed part of Whalebone Lane South near McDonald’s, and an ambulance was called to the scene and put on stand-by

Barking and Dagenham police described the situation as “volatile” and warned the public not to approach the area.


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Two men have since been taken into custody.

One man, aged 52, was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and obstruction of a police officer in the execution of their duty, whilst a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and criminal damage.

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