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.
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A cloudy night across the region with sporadic showers throughout the evening and night.
Cloud thickening with outbreaks of rain becoming more persistent with brisk breezes blowing across the region.
A man has received a death threat which was addressed to his neighbour after he left a letter on an ambulance that had blocked his drive.