A MAN has been arrested following an incident which saw residents temporarily evacuated from their homes in Barry on Sunday, January 5.

Armed officers were deployed to North Walk, in the Colcot area, at around 2.10pm, to assist divisional officers with arrest enquiries relating to an earlier incident.

The suspect refused to cooperate with officers and a police negotiator and partners from utility companies were also called to the scene due to threats made by the man.

South Wales Police, on social media, said: “A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precautionary measure, and those affected are thanked for their patience, cooperation and support.

“A 25-year-old man was subsequently safely arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, shortly after 6pm.

“He currently remains in custody in Bridgend.”