Breaking news: Siege drama at Burnley house

Police have surrounded a house in Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley, and blocked off a road after reports of an incident.

It is believed armed police and dog handlers were called to the terraced property around 4-30pm and specially-trained negotiators are currently trying to make contact with a man inside.

The road was immediately cordoned off to cars and pedestrians from the area outside Lowerhouse Cricket Club through to Sweetclough Drive.

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Sgt Phil Turner said: “At the moment all I will say is that we are dealing with an on-going operation.’’

Residents were told to stay indoors while police are dealing with the situation. Neighbours and residents have gathered at the scene as the drama unfolds.

Updates later.