Parts of Didcot on lockdown over reports of knifeman

Armed police have been drafted in.

Police are currently dealing with a 'fear for welfare incident' in Smallbone Recreation Park.

There's reports of a man seen with a knife in the area.

Sainsbury's has confirmed that an incident took place at its store at The Orchard Centre this afternoon.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "Thankfully no one was hurt. We're supporting the police with their investigation."

Didcot civic hall, Didcot Health Centre and Manor Primary School are currently on lockdown.


Parents who are picking up their kids this afternoon are being told to go to the entrance in Lydalls Close where officers will help them.

A cordon is currently in place and officers are urging people to stay away from the area.

No one has been injured.

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