BREAKING NEWS: ‘Armed siege’ in Sandiacre

Sandiacre 'armed siege'.
Sandiacre 'armed siege'.

ARMED police have a boat on the canal at Sandiacre surrounded tonight (Wednesday).

A man, named locally as Wayne Green of Long Eaton, is thought to be armed with a gun aboard the boat behind the Plough Inn off Town Street.

Bystanders fear he may have a hostage on board, but police would not confirm the rumours.

A force spokesman said: “A number of officers have been deployed including armed officers to an ongoing incident on the canal at the rear of the pub.

“Negotiations are taking place with a man who is on a boat.

“We’re unable to go into any further details at this stage.”

Police, the fire service’s water rescue unit and paramedics have been at the scene since at least 4.30pm.

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