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Newark: Operation Reacher officers make several arrests and attend ongoing siege in Skegby

A man who had actively been avoiding the police was arrested in Newark by officers conducting Operation Reacher patrols.

The male was wanted by the courts and wanted for recall to prison.

Another male was arrested in Edwinstowe for court-related offences.

Operation Reacher Newark and Sherwood. (43150442)
Operation Reacher Newark and Sherwood. (43150442)

The Operation Reacher team further had to deploy to Skegby yesterday (Monday) to assist officers and negotiators at an ongoing siege.

A 36-year-old man was arrested after more than a five-hour stand-off was safely resolved.

Nottinghamshire Police officers were called to Elder Street in Skegby just after 2pm responding to concerns for a man’s safety.

When police arrived the man was inside his house and refused to leave his address.

Specialist units were quickly on the scene and engaged with the man. While officers carefully engaged with him, the man allegedly threw items from a window, resulting in an officer being hit on the head. The officer wasn’t seriously injured.

After around five-and-a-half hours of negotiations the incident was brought to a safe conclusion and a man was arrested inside the property, at around 7.30pm, on suspicion of affray, assault by beating of an emergency worker and public order offences. He remains in custody.

Inspector Georgie Ball, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a contained incident with no threat to the wider public and following extensive negotiations with the man we were able tobring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“I would like to thank people in the area for their patience as we worked to resolve the incident.”

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