Police arrested a man this morning after staff at a petrol station were forced to hide from a knifeman in a safe room.

A statement from Avon and Somerset Police said: “We have detained a man in connection with an incident at a petrol station on Hengrove Way this morning.

“Investigations at the scene continue.”

There was a large police presence at the scene.

Around half a dozen loud noises – sounding like fireworks – could be heard before a man was led away in handcuffs by police.