Derby

Man charged over Sandiacre canal boat armed stand-off

A man has been charged with eight offences after a 12-hour stand-off on a canal boat in Derbyshire.

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

Wayne Green, 41, from Long Eaton, has been charged with failing to comply with a violent offender order as well as assaulting a police officer.

Mr Green was remanded into custody by magistrates in Derby.

He is also accused of two counts of criminal damage, one of threatening to cause criminal damage, possession of class B drugs, threatening to kill and harassment under the Offences Against a Person Act.

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