Three men aged 26, 26 & 27 have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary following incident in Scunthorpe earlier today.
Members of the public are being urged to avoid an area of Scunthorpe as firearms officers deal with an on-going incident in the town.
Police said an incident started in the early hours of this morning in the Hadleigh Court area. Two people are reported to have attempted to force their way into a house armed with a weapon with a long blade. They failed and escaped on foot.
A 37-year-old man suffered an injury to his hand.
Specialist officers, including firearms officers, are at the scene around Mary Street and the incident is ongoing.
I apologise for the inconvenience this is causing to people who want to get
We are making every effort to bring the matter to a safe conclusion as soon as possible but in the mean time I would ask members of the public to avoid the area."
Humberside police have issued a CCTV appeal after a number of tyres were punctured in Scunthorpe.
Officers would like to identify the man pictured above in connection with the incident which happened on Frodingham Road on Sunday June 5 between 12.40pm and 2pm.
The man pictured is said to have been light skinned, with short dark hair and wore a dark coloured top and shorts. They are also keen to trace a second man who was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a woman with shoulder length blonde hair seen in the area at the time.
The new British Steel logo has been unveiled at a flag-raising ceremony in Scunthorpe.
Unions welcome the sale of Scunthorpe steelworks to an investment firm as a 'massive vote of confidence' in the town.Read the full story ›
The steelworkers' union Community has welcomed the completion of the sale of Tata Steel's Long Products Europe business to Greybull Capital LLP. The new company will trade as British Steel.
"Community warmly welcomes the opening of this new chapter in the course of the UK steel industry. It also demonstrates that there is the chance of a brighter future for steel making in the UK, with the right vision and investment.
"British Steel is built on firm foundations with a skilled, experienced and dedicated workforce determined to make a success of the business. They have a proud track record of delivering high-quality long products to flagship construction and infrastructure products around the world. The turnaround plan agreed between management and unions is already yielding positive results.
"I want to pay tribute to Community's local union reps not just in Scunthorpe, but at Lackenby, Skinningrove and throughout the downstream operations. Their hard work and commitment to a sustainable future for steel has been key in getting us here today. Our members have also shown their commitment by the sacrifices they have made to back the plan and give the new business the best chance of success.
"Today marks the start of a new journey for UK steel making and there may be more challenges ahead. That's why it's vital that the government continues to take action to deliver on the promises it's made to the industry and to develop and implement an integrated industrial strategy and a long-term vision for UK steel.
"Today also brings to an end a long period of uncertainty for steelworkers within the Long Products business. From the first moment Tata put the business up for sale, we insisted that they be a responsible seller and allow time for the right buyer to come forward and for the deal to be completed. Tata has honoured that commitment with this deal but now they must do the same for the remainder of their UK operations and work with Community through the sales process."
Tata Steel has issued a statement confirming it will work under the name British Steel following the sale to Greybull Capital.
From today Tata Steel's Long Products Europe business, which in the UK includes the Scunthorpe steelworks, two mills in Teesside, an engineering workshop in Workington, a design consultancy in York, and associated distribution facilities, as well as a rail mill in northern France, will trade under the name of British Steel.
All together the business employs 4,800 people – 4,400 in the UK and 400 in France. The sale follows an accelerated process of negotiations between Tata Steel UK and Greybull Capital to achieve this outcome.
“As a responsible seller, Tata Steel is delighted to have secured a buyer for this business and we hope that under Greybull ownership, the business will continue the momentum of the improvement program that has been initiated in the last 12 months.
“Employees and trade unions have worked closely with the Long Products Europe management team to improve the business’s prospects, putting it in a more competitive position than it has been for many years. It is through their dedication and hard work that we are in this position today in spite of continued challenges in the market".
Thousands of jobs have been saved at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe after its sale went through overnight. The plant was under threat of closure if owners Tata steel could not find a buyer. Investment firm Greybull Capital agreed in principal to buy the steel giant's long products division last month. The deal has now been confirmed.
The steel trade unions have welcomed the Government's consultation on changes to pensions law as part of efforts to save Tata Steel and called on the company to uphold its "legal, social and moral responsibilities" to steel workers.
In a combined statement, Community, Unite and GMB endorsed the move to avoid the "unmitigated disaster" of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) going into the financial safety net of the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF) with a sale of Tata's assets.
It is important that all stakeholders continue to explore all available options that avoid the need for the scheme to go into the PPF, which would be the worst deal for scheme members.
It is important to remember that Tata Steel remains the employer and sponsor of the BSPS. They have significant legal, social and moral responsibilities with regards to the British steel industry and those men and women who have worked and continue to work within it.
The Human Resources director for Tata Steel's European operations said the consultation would enable a "better outcome" for the vast majority of members of the BSPS.
We welcome the inclusion of an option to change the way that future payments in the scheme are increased. This option, which is fully supported by the pension scheme's trustees, provides a way for the scheme to continue to operate on a well-funded, low-risk basis indefinitely.
The British Steel Pension Scheme was set up on the basis that pension increases would be provided so long as they remained affordable. The proposed legislative changes would allow this unusual rule to operate as intended. That means it's unlikely that a regulatory change would affect other final salary pension schemes.