Armed siege twins' father is held

A man who held his two-year-old twin daughters in an armed siege at a flat in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, has been arrested. His daughters were released earlier in the afternoon.

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Armed officers use Taser as armed siege ends

Thames Valley Police can confirm that the armed incident in Kidlington has now concluded.

The 38-year-old man inside the property in Morton Avenue was detained by officers at the scene at 3.37pm after he exited the property.

Officers did deploy and discharge a Taser device in order to gain the man's compliance. He has now been taken into custody.

– Thames Valley Police


Cordon extended around armed siege in Oxfordshire

Police have extended the cordon around an ongoing armed siege in Kidlington, Oxfordshire by 100 yards to help ensure public safety.

This measure is precautionary and proportionate to the information we have at this time.

I am conscious of the impact that this incident is having on local residents and I would ask them to remain patient with us until this matter is resolved.

The local neighbourhood policing team is carrying out patrols in the area and people should approach them and discuss any concerns they might have.

– Supt Christian Bunt, Thames Valley Police

Police: Oxfordshire siege situation 'fully in hand'

Thames Valley Police confirmed they have the situation "fully in hand" after both twin two-year-old girls were released after being held hostage at a house in Oxfordshire.

The girls' father, who was holding them hostage in the property, is believed to still be inside the property, the Oxford Mail reported.

Local Policing Area commander Superintendent Christian Bunt said:"We have the area contained and we have firearms officers that are deployed and are currently dealing with this incident".

'Up to 50 officers' dealing with Oxfordshire siege

A general view of police activity in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Up to 50 officers have been deployed to deal with an armed siege in Oxfordshire where a man is holding a two-year-old girl, the Oxford Mail reported.

Kidlington Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "This is a contained incident and neighbourhood officers will be carrying out patrols speaking to residents.

"We strongly advise you to avoid the roads in and around Morton Avenue as there will not be any access".


Police 'determined' to bring Oxfordshire siege to a close

Thames Valley Police said it is "determined" to end a siege at a house in Oxfordshire "as soon as possible".

Local Policing Area commander Superintendent Christian Bunt said:

It is believed the man is armed, although no indication has been given that he wishes to harm the children.

We are doing all we can and our officers are determined to bring this situation to a close as soon as is possible.

Man in armed siege 'believed to be girl's father'

The man holding a two-year-old girl in an armed siege is believed to be her father, Thames Valley Police said.

Officers were called to a house in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, at 3:40am this morning following reports a 38-year-old man was holding twin girls in a "domestic-related incident", the force said.

The man is holding the two-year-old girl hostage in Morton Avenue, Kidlington. Credit: Google Maps

The unnamed man is estranged from the children's mother and does not live at the property in Morton Avenue.

Thames Valley Police said: "The man has been in regular communication with the police and one girl was released at around 9:45am.

"Officers are continuing to speak to the man who is still inside the property with the other child".

Armed officers were deployed to the address and a cordon has been placed around the property.

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