POLICE officers arrived in large numbers on a city estate as one onlooker compared the scene to a warzone, calling it 'little Beirut'.

One witness described around 15 to 20 officers descending on Winstone Drive, near Cranham Drive, in Warndon in Worcester on Sunday (June 2) as police swooped to make an arrest.

A photo, supplied to the Worcester News, shows police cars and several officers standing close by during the incident which happened at around 9.30pm.

West Mercia Police has been thanked for their prompt response by the newly elected councillor for Warndon, Ed Kimberley, who urged residents to report incidents of crime and antisocial behaviour to the safer neighbourhood team or with him as one of the councillors representing the estate.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Officers attended an address on Winstone Drive in Worcester on Sunday evening and a man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

"He is currently on bail."

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Another witness living in a nearby street, who declined to be named, said: "Warndon was like little Beirut.

"The incident looked quite serious and it was making people living nearby feel quite concerned."

Ed Kimberley, a Labour Warndon city councillor for Warndon and Elbury Park, who was elected last month, advised residents to contact their local safer neighbourhood team for West Mercia Police.

He added: "I would firstly like to thank West Mercia Police for their actions on Sunday. We know our streets aren't as safe as they used to be, and the police have their work cut out for them.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage residents to talk to Warndon SNT, the 111 service and to their councillors if they have information about crime or antisocial behaviour.

"Crime thrives in the dark, which is why every report matters."