A refrigeration installation and servicing company in Leicester, which serves some of the UK’s leading supermarkets, has gone into administration and faces imminent closure, putting more than 600 jobs at risk.
WR Refrigeration in Thurmaston, which employs more than 600 staff across the UK, has suffered heavy financial problems in recent difficult trading conditions leading to HM Revenue and Customs issuing a winding-up petition this month as the company search for funding.
Firefighters are likely to remain at the scene of a industrial unit fire in Leicester today.
They were first called out to Trevanth Road in Thurmaston before midnight to reports of a fire.
Crews are still damping down at the scene.
A man has been arrested in Leicestershire after an overnight siege which lasted more than ten hours. Officers were called to a house on Manston Close in Thurmaston last night, after reports that shots were fired.
No one else was in the house at the time. Several shots, believed to be from an air rifle, were fired at officers. A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.
Police in Leicestershire have arrested a 37-year-old man after a seige which lasted more than 10 hours. Officers were called to the house in Manston Close in Thurmaston at 5.10pm yesterday evening after reports that shots were fired.
No-one else was in the house at the time and the man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill. Several shots, believed to be from an air rifle, were fired at officers during the incident.
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.