The 62-year-old from Chawleigh was allegedly holding a petrol can and making threats to herself and others this morning.

POLICE were called to a house in Chawleigh this morning (Mon) to find a woman with a petrol can allegedly making threats to kill.

Officers arrived at the property just after 8.30am after reports a woman was causing an obstruction.

A police spokesman said the 62-year-old woman was threatening to harm herself, others and property, and the fire service were called as a precaution.

Police negotiators and armed officers were also scrambled to the scene.

Just after midday the woman, from Chawleigh, was arrested for making threats to kill and taken into police custody.