Mystery as officers search Charcoal Grill in Totton

The Charcoal Grill

The Charcoal Grill

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Police swooped on a Hampshire takeaway last night.

Officers descended on the Charcoal Grill take away in Rumbridge Street, Totton, and could 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 ialso took place in the room above the restaurant.

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

But last night police remained tight lipped and refused to say what the nature of the investigation was.

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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7:47am Fri 22 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

canteen must be closed.
canteen must be closed. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 17

8:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

westhantsboy says...

Blimey, 20 to 30 officers! Way it's going that's probably the whole of Hampshire police officers at one job!
Blimey, 20 to 30 officers! Way it's going that's probably the whole of Hampshire police officers at one job! westhantsboy
  • Score: 11

8:42am Fri 22 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

20-30 coppers. Must have been important. I'm guessing a controlling housewife. Or possibly someone "trafficked" in to the country in 1961 and in "modern slavery" since. Or maybe a sexual misdemeanour from about 1957.
Or of course it might be something more trivial like a customer mistakenly eaten recently
20-30 coppers. Must have been important. I'm guessing a controlling housewife. Or possibly someone "trafficked" in to the country in 1961 and in "modern slavery" since. Or maybe a sexual misdemeanour from about 1957. Or of course it might be something more trivial like a customer mistakenly eaten recently Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 13

8:54am Fri 22 Aug 14

chapelsaint says...

Perhaps it was just a Police night out!
Perhaps it was just a Police night out! chapelsaint
  • Score: 11

10:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

Hastagger says...

There was a report that someone had found some actual lamb in their kebab. Despite 20-30 officers searching the premises and forensics being involved non was found!
There was a report that someone had found some actual lamb in their kebab. Despite 20-30 officers searching the premises and forensics being involved non was found! Hastagger
  • Score: 22

3:44pm Fri 22 Aug 14

B. L. says...

Police "swooped" on a restaurant, must have been the Flying Squad.
Police "swooped" on a restaurant, must have been the Flying Squad. B. L.
  • Score: 7

4:09pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ChandlersFordKev says...

westhantsboy wrote:
Blimey, 20 to 30 officers! Way it's going that's probably the whole of Hampshire police officers at one job!
There fault for advertising a discount for emergency service personnel.
[quote][p][bold]westhantsboy[/bold] wrote: Blimey, 20 to 30 officers! Way it's going that's probably the whole of Hampshire police officers at one job![/p][/quote]There fault for advertising a discount for emergency service personnel. ChandlersFordKev
  • Score: 4

8:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Stubs says...

I thought you had to be drunk first then kebab
I thought you had to be drunk first then kebab Stubs
  • Score: 4

9:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

the mystery is what is in those kebabs?
the mystery is what is in those kebabs? SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 7

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