South Scotland

Man detained in Annan 'hostage' incident

A man has been taken into police custody after an incident in Annan in which two shop assistants were reported to have been taken hostage.

Police were called to the Spar store in Butts Street in the Dumfries and Galloway town at 16:55 on Saturday.

They cordoned off a number of streets in the surrounding area while specialist negotiators spoke to those inside the shop.

At 19:15, two women, aged 26 and 32, emerged from the building.

They were given a medical check but were not injured.

At 20:30, a 26-year-old man was taken into police custody.

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