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The armed police slams into the front door to realize that they should rob the house on the next street

Real-life drama for BBC Casualty worker as armed police burst into his front door hunting for guns, only to realize they should rob house on next street

  • Charlie Gough’s house raided for police reports of ‘men armed with weapons’
  • Cops slamming through his front door realized they were at the wrong house
  • Three men in their thirties and a teenager were later arrested in a second raid nearby

A BBC victim was stunned when armed police knocked through his front door in an armed robbery – before realizing they were on the wrong street.

Light technician Charlie Gough, 23, had returned home and found five police cars parked outside his home in Grangetown, Cardiff.

The machine gun police had descended on Mr. Gough’s house while attempting to raid a suspected gun gang – but the police soon realized they were at the wrong address.

“If they just knocked on a door and got the wrong house, it wouldn’t make much difference, but if they have machine guns you’d think they’d double check,” he said.

Light technician Charlie Gough, 23, had returned home to find five police cars and armed officers outside his home in Grangetown, Cardiff. In the photo: police on the spot

Light technician Charlie Gough, 23, had returned home to find five police cars and armed officers outside his home in Grangetown, Cardiff. In the photo: police on the spot

They burst in and smashed the door. They were all outside, ready to invade the house. If I had been inside it would have been terrible. ‘

Mr. Gough is back on Casualty after completing Covid-19 safety training on the television used for the Cardiff hospital drama.

Street neighbors thought the BBC may have been the light engineer’s home ‘as a venue’ after the dramatic scene on a Sunday afternoon.

Mair Jones, 42, said: “We know Charlie works for the BBC – and we thought he might use his house as a location.

“But then we all realized that the weapons were very real and there were no cameras. It was very dramatic. ‘

The South Wales police have since apologized for the robbery and confirmed they had the door repaired.

Mr Gough (photo) is working on Casualty again after following Covid-19 safety training on the television set used for the Cardiff hospital drama

Mr Gough (photo) is working on Casualty again after following Covid-19 safety training on the television set used for the Cardiff hospital drama

Mr Gough (photo) is working on Casualty again after following Covid-19 safety training on the television set used for the Cardiff hospital drama

Police with machine guns had descended on Mr. Gough's house while attempting to raid a suspected gun gang - but police soon realized they were at the wrong address

Police with machine guns had descended on Mr. Gough's house while attempting to raid a suspected gun gang - but police soon realized they were at the wrong address

Police with machine guns had descended on Mr. Gough’s house while attempting to raid a suspected gun gang – but police soon realized they were at the wrong address

The South Wales police have since apologized for the robbery and confirmed they had the door repaired

The South Wales police have since apologized for the robbery and confirmed they had the door repaired

The South Wales police have since apologized for the robbery and confirmed they had the door repaired

A spokesman said, “After reports of a Cornwall Street malfunction involving a group of gun-armed men, firearms officers conducted an arrest investigation in Cardiff’s Grangetown area.

“Unfortunately, when looking for one of the suspects, officers came to the wrong place.

“Police officers apologized to residents and repaired the door.”

Police said three men in their thirties and one 16-year-old boy were later arrested in the second robbery.

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