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Ongoing incident: Catharine Road siege

11 May 2018 Local News

The siege at a property on Catharine Road in Chell Heath, Stoke-on-Trent, remains ongoing.

Officers first went to the address at around 2.20pm yesterday afternoon (10 May) to support other agencies as part of a planned visit.

While at the flat, officers and other agencies were threatened by a man in his 30s who had possession of a crossbow.

This morning specialist officers remain at the scene, including armed police and specially trained negotiators.

Officers continue to negotiate with the man to bring this incident to a safe and peaceful resolution and get him the support he needs.

Staffordshire Police are reassuring residents that there is no risk to the public and officers will remain in the area.

Local officers are continuing to support those families who have been affected in the immediate vicinity and will stay at the scene.

The force would like to thank the Chell Heath community for their patience and understanding.

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