Leicester

Thurmaston house siege after 'man fires gun'

Armed officers have been deployed to a village in Leicestershire following reports that a man fired a gun in the garden of a house.

Leicestershire Police officers were called to Manston Close in Thurmaston just after 17:00 BST on Thursday.

A force spokeswoman said that when firearms officers arrived at the scene a man had locked himself inside the property.

It is not thought anyone else is inside.

People in the area have been asked to stay indoors and roads in the area closed off.

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