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Two arrested after second Plymouth armed police incident

The arrest of two suspected burglars by armed officers in Plymouth in the early hours was not connected to an previous incident in the city, police have said.

Armed officers arrested the men in the Greenbank area of the city at about 05:00 BST after they had allegedly broken into a flat armed with a knife.

Earlier, in a separate incident, two men reported to be carrying weapons were arrested in Laira.

Police said it was an "unusual" situation.

"This was not connected to the incident in the Laira area of Plymouth earlier in the evening," Ch Insp Ian Drummond-Smith said.

"It is very unusual for police to deploy armed officers twice in one night... but I hope the prompt and decisive action of the police reassures the people of Plymouth."

Two men, aged 23 and 29 and both from Plymouth, were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and have been detained for questioning.

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