Lone gunman in armed siege

Specialist officers are dealing with an armed siege in Thurmaston in Leicestershire. It's thought a lone gunman fired shots on Manston Close before locking himself inside a house on the street. See the latest here.

Emergency services create 200 metre cordon from siege location in Thurmaston

The junction of Cheney road is approximately 200 metres from Manston Close Credit: Pukaar News

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.

Eyewitnesses say ambulance crews are on standby as well as police and the fire service Credit: Pukaar News

Police say a lone gunman is locked inside a property and specialist officers are on scene.

Local people talk to police outside the police cordon Credit: Pukaar News

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Armed seige in Thurmaston - Police statement

Leicestershire Police have released the following statement after an armed man fired a gun and locked himself inside a house in Thurmaston this evening,

Police were called at 5.11 pm today (Thursday 6th June 2013) following reports that a firearm had been discharged in the garden of a property on Manston Close in Leicester.

When firearms officers arrive at the scene a man had locked himself into the property. In the interests of public safety people living in local properties have been asked to stay indoors and the road has been closed to traffic. Specialist officers are currently dealing with the situation.

It’s not thought anyone else is in the property. There are no more details at the moment.

– Leicestershire Police

Police confirm firearms incident in Thurmaston

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.

MAP: Location of police 'incident' in Thurmaston

Map showing incident location in context to Leicester Credit: ITV Central

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.

Map highlighting Manston Close off Barkbythorpe Road Credit: ITV Central

Leicestershire Police are expected to issue a press release shortly.

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