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Update on yesterday's armed robbery in Southampton Hampshire

POLICE have confirmed that the third person injured in yesterday's failed armed raid outside a Hampshire bank was a security guard.

Mystery had surrounded the identity of a third man paramedics treated at the scene for "minor injuries".

Police shot dead two armed gang members, while another who escaped the scene in a blue Volvo estate car was arrested late last night in south west London.

Some eyewitnesses yesterday reported seeing another man being detained by officers in the immediate aftermath of the attempted raid.

And South Central Ambulance Service said it treated three people after the incident outside the Bournemouth Road branch of HSBC Bank - the two shooting victims and a third person, who sustained "minor injuries".

That had led to claims there were four gang members involved in the raid, after both Hampshire and the Metropolitan police forces said none of their officers, or any members of the public had been hurt.

Yesterday Wayne Burton, who lives in the flats above the Central Precinct shops, told the Daily Echo that immediately after hearing gunshots he saw police giving CPR to two men, and restraining another.

"I saw two guys being resuscitated and one other being held down by police," he said.

"I remember seeing a copper whacking someone on the floor."

This morning a spokeswoman at New Scotland Yard said no-one else had been detained at the site of the foiled robbery.

"There was no third person arrested at the scene," she said.

"A security guard was treated for minor injuries. It is not clear what those injuries were - it might have been a cut or shock, but it was very minor."

Officers from the Met swooped to arrest the missing third gang member last night in the Raynes Park area of the capital, nearly twelve hours after the drama unfolded in Hampshire.

He was seen speeding away from the scene towards the M3 motorway in a blue Volvo estate car, followed by unmarked police cars.

Police now want to trace that car, registration OY05 WDU. Anybody with any information is asked to call 0207 230 8666.

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Added: Sep-14-2007 
By: rjmain
Tags: robbery, guns, police, marksman, security guards, southampton, hampshire, shot dead
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