Residents’ shock as Burnley siege continues

Residents have described their shock at events as a siege at a property in Hebrew Road continues overnight.
Siege in Duke Bar area of BurnleySiege in Duke Bar area of Burnley
Siege in Duke Bar area of Burnley

One woman who lives in Daneshouse Road said: “ I was really shocked when I found out what was happening. It’s a rough area but it’s normally quiet.”

Another man who lives in Travis Street added: “I can’t believe it. Everyone’s talking about it. Lots of people have been stopping at the scene to see what’s going on. Some people are saying he has a knife.”

Police are still at the scene of the incident and roads in the area have been sealed off since teatime yesterday when the incident was initially reported.

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