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Shaw house siege: Marc Schofield jailed for 17 years

Armed police at siege in Shaw, Oldham
Image caption Armed officers attended the scene in Shaw where a woman was held hostage

A man who was involved in a 25-hour stand-off with police has been jailed for 17 years.

Marc Schofield, was sentenced at Minshull Street Court in Manchester over the siege, which took place in in Shaw, Oldham in July.

He pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and two counts of possession of an imitation firearm.

The 30-year-old also admitted grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and damaging property.

A woman and two children involved in the siege were freed unharmed.

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