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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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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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