Essex

Man charged by police over siege in Essex

A man has been charged by police following a siege at an Essex flat.

Officers were called to Braintree on Monday morning to find a man had shut himself in a flat in what was believed to be a domestic dispute, police said.

Lawrence Baird, 45, of Lancaster Way, has been charged with affray, threats to kill and three counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.

He will remain in custody to appear before Chelmsford magistrates on 16 June.

The incident ended later on Monday and no-one was hurt, police said.

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