Breaking: Man (36) arrested after Burnley siege

Police have tonight (Mon) confirmed a 36-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody following a five-hour siege at a Burnley house.
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Siege in Burnley

In a statement just released, a police spokesman says that, just before 4pm today, police were called to reports of a domestic incident at an address in Lowerhouse Lane.

He adds: “A man inside the address had barricaded himself inside.

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“Negotiators were sent to the scene, however, after lengthy negotiations and an initial unsuccessful attempt to gain entry through the front door, around 9-20pm, to effect a safe arrest, officers forced entry through an upstairs window and the man was detained.”

The 36-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

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