Thetford: Armed Police In 11 Hour Stand-Off

A man has been arrested after an 11 hour stand-off with armed officers in Thetford overnight.

The 46-year-old man has been arrested following what police are describing as the 'successful resolution' of an incident in Painter Street, Thetford.

Officers were called to the area at shortly after 5pm yesterday Thursday 11 July 2013 following reports of a male causing a disturbance at an address in the road.

On arrival the male had refused to come out of the property and police negotiators were called to ensure the incident was resolved in a safe and appropriate manner.

Following lengthy negotiations the man was finally arrested at 4am today Friday 12 July. There were no other persons in the property. The man has been taken into police custody for questioning.

The safety of residents in the area was the priority for the police throughout the incident and as a matter of precaution a handful of residents from neighbouring properties were relocated while officers worked to achieve a peaceful solution.

Chief Superintendent Jo Shiner of Norfolk Constabulary, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their co-operation and understanding during this incident."

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