Altercation on the seafront leads to two hour stand off after alleged knife incident

Armed police cordoned off part of Ilfracombe seafront today (Tuesday) after a man was alleged to be making threats with a knife.

It followed an apparent argument between two men in a park near Avenue Road at around 11.15am. Police said it was believed threats were made one of the men before he entered a property in the street.

Armed response units were called to the scene and after negotiations the man was eventually taken peacefully into custody at 1.30pm.

Police said another man had also been arrested in connection with the earlier argument.