Kirkby bank raid: six people arrested after siege

Scene of robbery in Kirkby
Image caption Six people were arrested following an "armed containment"

Six people have been arrested after a robbery in which a security guard was stabbed in the arm and robbed of a large amount of cash on Merseyside.

Several men confronted the guard outside Lloyds TSB in Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, at about 0945 BST.

Four men and two women were arrested after an "armed containment" outside a house in Walton, Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said the armed containment was put in place at 1400 BST at an address in Cherry Lane.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery, a man and woman have been arrested on conspiracy to rob while another woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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