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Man arrested after hostel siege in Ardrossan

Police at incident in Princes Street, Ardrossan Image copyright Buchanan Photos
Image caption Police were called to the hostel in Ardrossan following reports of a disturbance

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a 12-hour siege at a hostel in North Ayrshire.

Police were called to the Short Stay Hostel in Princes Street, Ardrossan, following reports of a disturbance at about 23:50 on Monday.

They discovered a man had barricaded himself in his room and was threatening to self-harm.

Police negotiators attended the scene and the man was arrested at about 11:20.

He was transferred to Crosshouse Hospital for medical assessment.

Police said no-one was injured in the incident.

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