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Public urged to stay away as police attempt to resolve ‘ongoing incident’ in Melton

Police are currently in attendance at an ongoing incident in Blakeney Crescent, Melton.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said:"Police attended a property in the area at 9.54am today (Monday) to carry out an arrest attempt of a man.

The man has refused to leave the property. A number of other people are also inside the property."

Police at the scene this afternoon (Monday) Photo: NEMM

Due to concerns for the welfare and safety of the people in the property, trained negotiators have been deployed to the scene.

No injuries have been reported at this time and the negotiators continue to engage with the man and other people who are inside the property.

The spokesperson added:" In the interests of public and officer safety, armed officers have also been deployed to the scene.

We are continuing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to resolve the situation as swiftly and as safely as possible."

The scene this evening (Monday). Video: Leicester Media

Members of the public are asked to stay away from the area while officers are in attendance.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they are also at the scene.

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