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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.

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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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