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A man living three doors down from an armed siege in Thurmaston in Leicestershire has described the scene on the street.
Ashley Hardey, who's 30, lives on Manston Close where officers are negotiating with a man who's believed to have fired a gun outside before locking himself inside a house.
A number of roads remain closed as police deal with a siege situation in Thurmaston in Leicestershire.
Police were called to Manston Close shortly after 5.00pm this evening after reports gunshots were fired.
Police say a lone gunman is locked inside a property and specialist officers are on scene.
Leicestershire Police have released the following statement after an armed man fired a gun and locked himself inside a house in Thurmaston this evening,
Leicestershire Police have confirmed they're in attendance at a property in Thurmaston at a 'firearms' incident.
Police say they were called to a property in Manston Close at 5.11pm after reports of a gun being fired.
A man is thought to have run back inside a house on the street and locked himself in.
Specialist firearms officers are negotiating with the man who is believed to be alone.
People living in the area have been advised to stay indoors while police deal with the situation, and a number or roads have been closed.
Police have confirmed they are in attendance at an ongoing incident in Thurmastion in Leicestershire.
ITV News Central has received reports of a gunman in Manston Close.
People who appear to be near the scene off Barkbythorpe Road have also tweeted that the police helicopter is above them.
Leicestershire Police are expected to issue a press release shortly.
There are reports of a man with a gun in Thurmaston in Leicestershire.
Police have confirmed there is an ongoing incident but have not given any more details.
An eyewitness has told ITV News Central police are in attendance at Manston Close.
Leicestershire Police say its going to issue a press release in due course.
More details to follow.