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Man charged after siege

Siege in Leighton Buzzard Credit: ITV Anglia

Bedfordshire Police have charged a man arrested after a five hour siege in Bridge Street, Leighton Buzzard on Tuesday evening. Marc McLees, 42, of Bridge Street,

Leighton Buzzard has been charged with one count of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and one count of communicating false information about a bomb hoax.


Man in custody after armed siege

A man is being questioned by police after a 5-hour stand-off in Leighton Buzzard last night.

Armed response teams were called to a property in the Bridge Street area at about 5pm yesterday afternoon.

A bomb disposal unit was also called to the scene.

A number of roads were closed in the area while specially-trained negotiators spoke to the man.

He was taken into police custody at about 10.30pm.

An imitation firearm was found at the property.