12-Hour Stand-Off

A man's been arrested after a 12-hour stand off with armed police on a boat in Derbyshire.

The operation started yesterday afternoon when the man refused to leave the boat, which was on a canal at the back of the Plough Inn on Town Street in Sandiacre.

Specially trained negotiators were called to talk to the 41-year-old and at 5.30am he gave himself up and came ashore.

He was arrested in connection with breach of a Violent Offender Order and on suspicion of burglary and theft; he'll be questioned later in the day.

Police Thank Community

No shots were fired during the stand-off and no-one was injured. No weapon was found on the boat.

The police would like to thank the management of the Plough Inn for their co-operation during the incident and the public for their understanding if they were inconvenienced.

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