Siege latest: Police negotiator called in

The police stand-off at a flat near to Hebrew Road, Stoneyholme
The police stand-off at a flat near to Hebrew Road, Stoneyholme

A specialist negotiator is still trying to bring a peaceful end to a stand-off at a house in which a woman is being held against her will.

Police confirmed that a woman was being held at a flat in Escott Gardens, Duke Bar, nearly 18 hours after armed officers were mobilised.

The incident started just after 4-30pm on Monday when police received a concern for safety call in relation to a woman at a property in Escott Gardens.

A police spokesman said: “Officers attended and established there was a man inside the property who was preventing the woman from leaving.

“A cordon is in place and a negotiator is at the scene and is in dialogue with a 20-year-old man inside the property.

“Police have spoken with the woman concerned, who at this time remains inside the property, and she is physically unharmed.”