A BB gun has been seized after a suspected incident at West View House, an ex-offenders' hostel in Winchester.

Residents in the area reported seeing several police cars and a number of ambulances descending on West View House at around 1.30pm on Saturday, February 10.

A resident who wished to remain anonymous said the Hyde Gate cul-de-sac, in which West View House sits, was blocked by the large volume of emergency services which arrived at the building.

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Hampshire Constabulary have since spoken about the incident.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 12:21pm yesterday (10 February) to reports of a concern for welfare on Hyde Gate, Winchester.

"As part of our response, officers seized a BB airsoft gun. A man was taken to hospital and then later discharged. No one was injured during the incident.

"No crime was identified."