A man was arrested as ‘seven police cars’ descended on a North Staffordshire street.
Officers were called to Wedgwood Road in Talke Pits shortly before midnight to reports of an assault.
One resident said: “There were seven police cars and a van. I’m not sure what went on but one man was put in the back of the van.”
Police officers have now confirmed a man was arrested and remains in custody this evening.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A man has been arrested for common assault following an incident at a property in Talke Pits last night.
“Officers were called at 11.45pm last night (14 January) to reports of an assault.
“A 39-year-old man, from the Newcastle area, was arrested and remains in custody.”