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.
More top news
An 80-year-old London plane tree on the edge of Centenary Square in Birmingham will be chopped down within hours despite efforts to save it.
Police have confirmed that a woman has been found dead following a fire at a home in Bucknell, Shropshire this morning.
A school in Birmingham is leading the way in tackling Islamophobia by getting young girls to learn fencing.