A POLICE investigation has continued following an arrest at a city tower block.

Dumbleton Towers was stormed by police wearing riot gear on Monday morning.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene, was later released but remains under investigation.

At the time, Hampshire Constabulary said: “Officers attended Dumbleton Towers shortly after 9am this morning, and made an arrest.

“A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and threats to kill.”

Five police cars and a van were spotted outside the Thornhill residency according to one local, and another claimed there was eight cars.

An officer was later seen leaving the 130ft-tall tower block wearing riot gear and holding a riot shield.

One woman said the man, who was shirtless, had barricaded himself inside one of the block’s 104 dwellings.

MP for Southampton, Itchen, Royston Smith, said: “It is comforting to know our police officers are keeping the public safe and I would like to pay tribute to them for their dedication and service.

“Perpetrators of criminal acts shows be under no illusion that they will be apprehended and feel the full force of the law.”

The 14-storey tower block has a history of police callouts, according to residents in the area.

One neighbour said: “We can’t complain about the area, really. We’ve had little trouble here at our home, but there’s always police over in the towers for one thing or another.

“We’re quite fortunate that it doesn’t affect us locals in the surrounding houses, but it is constant.”

Another resident from Warburton Road said: “It happens in there quite a lot, so we just turn a blind eye to it all nowadays.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44180415583.