BREAKING: Man found with fake gun following armed siege in South Yorkshire street

A man was found with an imitation firearm after an armed siege in Doncaster yesterday.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 14 March, 2017, 10:58
Police officers in Scawsby on Monday

The 29-year-old was arrested after armed officers surrounded a property in Wensleydale Road, Scawsby and specialist negotiators were sent to the scene.

They were called to the property at round 3.30pm and left following the arrest at 10pm.

In a statement issued today, South Yorkshire Police said: "At round 3.30pm yesterday afternoon, police were called to a property on Wensleydale Road, Doncaster, following concerns for a man.

"Both specialist officers and armed police attended the address and the road was closed for some time while negotiators spoke to the man.

"At about 10pm, a 29-year-old man was detained on suspicion of the possession an imitation firearm."