Sutton St James: Police Stand Off Update

A man's body has been found inside a house in Sutton St James following an armed stand off with police.

Police were called to a house in Chapelgate, Sutton St James, just before 11am yesterday (Tuesday 31st January) after reports of a man making threats with a firearm.

Officers attended the scene, established that the man was alone in the property, isolated the area and initiated a firearms response operation.

A cordon was set up and people in their homes within the area were asked to stay there. A significant police presence was drafted in, including support from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire officers, along with East Midlands air support.

Trained negotiators talked with the offender for a considerable period of time. At around 10.30pm officers entered the building, carried out a methodical search and found the dead body of a man in an upstairs room.

Police can confirm that no shots were fired by officers.

Earlier in the day a local male officer sustained a minor facial injury during the operation and he was treated at Boston Pilgrim Hospital. He has now been discharged. The circumstances of his injury are subject to investigation and no further information can be released at this time.

All residents are now safe to leave their homes and we would like to thank people living in the area for their cooperation and patience. A scene guard will remain at the property in question overnight.

This matter has been referred to the IPCC for investigation.

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