Armed police surround Burnley house



Armed police are currently surrounding a house in the Stoneyholme area of Burnley.

Firearms officers were called to the property in Hebrew Road at 4-30pm today where a man has barricaded himself inside. A police spokesman said negotiations with the man are ongoing and stressed that reports of a shooting or the man being armed with a gun, which have appeared on social networking sites, are false.

The incident is the second siege in Burnley in a week and follows a similar one in Lowerhouse last week.




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