Man arrested after military truck incident

Monday, 11 September 2023 17:23

By Radio Exe News

Image: Devon & Cornwall Police

Several police cars damaged near Taunton

A 41-year-old man has been arrested following a series of incidents in Taunton over the weekend (Sunday 10 September).

Officers were deployed to an address in Norton Fitzwarren at around 4.40 p.m. following a report a man was making threats to the occupant and had caused damage to the property.

The man left the address in a large military truck when officers arrived before driving the vehicle into two police cars blocking the road, causing them extensive damage.

Thankfully, no police officers or members of the public were hurt in the incident.

The man subsequently drove to the A361 M5 overbridge where he exited the vehicle and climbed over the railings, leading the motorway to be closed in both directions.

The man was arrested shortly after and remains in police custody.