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Resident calls gun alert 'a little bit surreal'

Tim Sperry, who manages a bingo hall on Hucknall High Street, said his customers told him there was a man in the nearby snooker club with a gun:

Mr Sperry described the scene:

Basically, there's a guy in the snooker hall with a gun and he's said that the only way he'll come out is shooting.

So at the moment, there are about seven armed police stood outside the bingo hall in body armour, helmets and carrying sub machine guns and they're telling us to stay inside and lock the doors.

"We're fine in here, although it's a little bit surreal," he added.

Police urge residents to stay inside amid gun alert

Nottinghamshire Police have warned residents to stay inside amid reports of an armed man holed up inside a snooker club in Hucknall town centre:

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Residents unable to access homes advised to find alt temp accommodation or attend Hucknall Leisure Centre while incident continues #Hucknall

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Officers are continuing to maintain cordon in #Hucknall. Armed officers at scene. Public are advised to remain indoors and avoid area.

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Armed man causes police to close off town centre

Police have closed off a town centre in Nottinghamshire amid reports of an armed man holed up in a snooker hall.

Team of medics in body armour on Hucknall High Street in Nottinghamshire.
Team of medics in body armour on Hucknall High Street in Nottinghamshire. Credit: Tim Sperry/PA Wire

Nottinghamshire Police said they were maintaining a cordon after responding to reports of "a man acting suspiciously" in the Spot On snooker club in Vine Terrace in Hucknall at about 2.40pm today.

People working in nearby businesses have been told to lock their doors and stay inside.

Pensioner critical after rescue from River Trent

A pensioner is in a critical condition after being pulled from a river by a passer-by.

The man was airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln after being rescued from the River Trent near Newark Castle at about 5.30pm today.

Nottinghamshire Police are carrying out inquiries into the circumstances surrounding how the man came to be in the water and are appealing for witnesses to contact officers on 101.

Body found in garden 'has distinctive feature'

Remains found in the garden of a house in a quiet cul-de-sac have the same distinctive feature that an elderly woman who used to live at the property had, police said.

The bodies of two people found buried in the garden are believed to be William Wycherley, who would now be 100, and his wife Patricia, 79.

The couple moved in to the semi-detached house in 2 Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield in 1987 but there has been no trace of them since 1998.

Patricia's maiden name was Moore it is believed she was born in Fulham, police said.

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Police remain at Mansfield house where bodies found

Police officers are continuing investigations at a Mansfield home where human remains have been found.

The police van on the corner of Blenheim Close
The police van on the corner of Blenheim Close Credit: ITV News Central

Police were called to the house in Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield, on Friday after receiving a tip-off about a possible incident in the 1990s.

A couple who previously lived in the house, William and Patricia Wycherley, disappeared at around that time - but neighbours have said they simply thought the pair had emigrated.

Police believe the remains may hold the answer to the mystery of what exactly happened to the elderly couple, but say it could take weeks to formally identify the bodies.

The van remains outside the house in Mansfield today
The van remains outside the house in Mansfield today Credit: ITV News Central

Remains found in garden yet to be formally identified

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Griffin, who is leading the investigation, said:

Neither William nor Patricia was ever reported missing and we can find no evidence of either of them being alive or dead. The discovery in their former garden last week may be the reason why.

We have yet to formally identify the remains, and so cannot say with 100% certainty who we have found, but it's not a great leap to imagine it might be the Wycherleys.

Bodies found could be missing elderly couple

Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in the garden of a house. Credit: PA Wire

The bodies of two people found buried in the back garden of a house in a quiet cul-de-sac could be an elderly couple who used to live at the property, police said.

Nottinghamshire Police believe they could be William Wycherley, who would now be 100, and his wife Patricia, 79.

The couple moved in to the semi-detached house in 2 Blenheim Close, Forest Town, Mansfield in 1987.

There has been no trace of the pair since 1998, police said today.

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