ARMED police have been seen in a Trowbridge street after what Wiltshire Police called a domestic disorder inside a house.

Wiltshire Times photographer Trevor Porter snapped these officers - part of Wiltshire Police's specialist operations unit - in Bramley Lane shortly before midday today. 

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Armed police in Bramley Lane, Trowbridge this morning Pictures: TREVOR PORTER

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There were four armed units at the scene, with three marked cars and one unmarked 4x4. 

Residents reported hearing the police helicopter overhead earlier this morning. 

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We were called to a domestic disorder at an address in Trowbridge.

"Due to the concern for welfare of those involved, armed officers were deployed as a precautionary measure.

"Our enquiries are still ongoing into the incident and local people may notice an increased police presence in the area while we continue our investigations."

He said the Wiltshire force was initially alerted to the incident at 9am this morning by officers at Avon and Somerset Police.

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The armed officers could be seen holding assault rifles, with one also carrying a battering ram Pictures: TREVOR PORTER

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