Police carry out search of Charcoal Grill kebab shop in Rumbridge Street, Totton

Charcoal Grill in Rumbridge Street, Totton, is being searched by police

Charcoal Grill in Rumbridge Street, Totton, is being searched by police

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MYSTERY surrounds why police have descended onto a Hampshire fast food restaurant this evening.

Police officers are currently inside the Charcoal Grill take away in Rumbridge Street, Totton, and can be seen inside searching the premises.

Officers with sniffer dogs were also going in and out of the building from the rear entrance.

A search is taking place in the room above the restaurant.

Members of staff can also been seen talking to officers, who are wearing blue rubber gloves, in the restaurant and assisting them with the search.

But police are tonight remaining tight lipped and refusing to say what the nature of the investigation is.

Shocked witnesses said they saw between 20 and 30 officers descend onto the restaurant earlier this evening after turning up in police cars and vans.

One witness, who did not want to be named, said: "I saw a Mercedes Sprinter turn up and all these police officers get out of it and go into the place with gloves on.

"They went upstairs because I could see one of the dogs by the window."

 

 

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8:57pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Ultra Vires says...

"Shocked witnesses". Really?

"20 - 30 officers". Really?
"Shocked witnesses". Really? "20 - 30 officers". Really? Ultra Vires
  • Score: 7

9:49pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Micle1974 says...

Well, I saw about 3 or 4 cars parked up the road on side roads. Didn't look like that many officers though.
Well, I saw about 3 or 4 cars parked up the road on side roads. Didn't look like that many officers though. Micle1974
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14

thesouth says...

OTT reporting or OTT witnesses I think. And why are the DE so surprised the police are 'tight lipped'......let them get on with their jobs
OTT reporting or OTT witnesses I think. And why are the DE so surprised the police are 'tight lipped'......let them get on with their jobs thesouth
  • Score: 3

11:17pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Uberarticuno says...

Probably just grabbing lunch.
Probably just grabbing lunch. Uberarticuno
  • Score: -1

11:10am Fri 22 Aug 14

skeptik says...

Many years ago the Chinese takeaway sold cigarettes - my mate asked for 20 No6 and ended up with a hundredweight of fried rice.
Many years ago the Chinese takeaway sold cigarettes - my mate asked for 20 No6 and ended up with a hundredweight of fried rice. skeptik
  • Score: 4

11:56am Fri 22 Aug 14

Beer Monster says...

Uberarticuno wrote:
Probably just grabbing lunch.
Came in to post this, cheers! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Uberarticuno[/bold] wrote: Probably just grabbing lunch.[/p][/quote]Came in to post this, cheers! :-) Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

11:58am Fri 22 Aug 14

Here, There says...

"Butcher John" from London or South East.. perhaps leaving no stone unturned.
"Butcher John" from London or South East.. perhaps leaving no stone unturned. Here, There
  • Score: 0
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