Derby

Man detained after Derbyshire canal boat stand-off

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

A man involved in a 12-hour stand-off with police on a canal boat in Derbyshire has been detained under the Mental Health Act, the BBC understands.

Armed officers and a police helicopter were deployed to an area of canal behind the Plough Inn on Town Street, Sandiacre, on Wednesday afternoon.

The man, 41, was arrested on Thursday over breaching a Violent Offender Order and on suspicion of burglary and theft.

Police said no shots were fired and nobody was hurt in the incident.

Derbyshire Constabulary said the man was arrested after he was spoken to by police negotiators.

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