Derby

Armed officers at Sandiacre canal incident

Scene in Sandiacre
Image caption Armed officers have been deployed to the canal area

Armed police officers have been sent to an "ongoing incident" on a section of canal in Derbyshire.

Police are in negotiations with a man on a boat.

The area around the back of The Plough Inn, Town Street, Sandiacre, has been cordoned off. The force helicopter was also sent to the incident which began during the afternoon.

Derbyshire Police said there were no reports of shots being fired, but no further information has been given.

A spokeswoman said: "A number of officers have been deployed including armed officers to an ongoing incident on the canal at the rear of the pub.

"Negotiations are taking place with a man who is on a boat.

"We're unable to go into any further details at this stage."

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