Siege in Burnley ends after 25 hours

A siege where a man held his ex-girlfriend hostage for 25 hours has ended peacefully.

Around a dozen armed officers had surrounded the man’s Burnley home following reports he had taken his Darwen ex-girlfriend hostage.

Last night he was in custody being questioned by officers.

The area around Hebrew Road had been cordoned off during the incident which began at 4.30pm on Monday.

Armed police, some wearing balaclavas, patrolled the area carrying shotguns.

Police dog handlers were also at the scene and four ambulances, including a fast response vehicle, were also parked nearby.

Negotiators were able to communicate with the hostage taker via phone at the flat in Escott Gardens, which is just off Hebrew Road.

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