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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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

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